…urges protesting youths to be calm
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun, on Wednesday, said women constitute the best vanguard for propagating the strategy and the content of the new normal to the rest of the society, post COVID-19.
The Governor said the Covid-19 realities have redefined and expanded the essence and importance of technology and knowledge in the New Millennium.
He emphasised the need for women and youths to acquire the requisite skills and competencies for survival in the post Covid-19 era.
The governor made these remarks in Lagos while addressing participants at the virtual 20th National Women Conference of the Committee of wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) which has the theme “Exploring the Possibilities in a New World.”
Governor Oyetola added that the theme of the Conference was apt and timely as it “provides insights to women to live up to their expectations as bearers and managers of our lives andto swiftly mobilise and prepare humanity to find solutions to the challenges Covid-19 has thrown at us and explore opportunities inherent in the New Normal.”
He said further, “As mothers and society builders,
women constitute the best vanguard for propagating the strategy and the content of the New Normal to the rest of the society, especially our youths who constitute about 60 percent of our population.”
Oyetola commended the First Lady and Mother of the Day, Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, for providing inspirational leadership for women in the country in the collective search for solution to the New Realities.
He also commended the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials led by the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.)Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, for their service to mankind.
“This year’s maiden virtual edition of this Conference speaks to the ingenious and creative thinking of the leadership of COWLSO that Dr. (Mrs.) Sanwo-Olu sits atop. It is heartwarming that they have demonstrated ingenuity and resilience by adapting to the realities of the moment to prepare and equip women and youths with the requisite skills and competencies for survival in this post Covid-19 era.
“We all owe it a duty to convert the opportunities offered by technology and knowledge to explore the possibilities in the new world”.
Governor Oyetola encouraged women across the State and the nation to follow the COWLSO example, saying that “together, we can abide by the New Normal, turn the challenges posed by Covid-19 to opportunities and win the war against the global monster”.
He urged participants to apply the knowledge and outcomes of the Conference for the good of all.
The Governor also seized the occasion to appeal to youths protesting against police brutality in the country to remain calm and allow their elected representatives to take up the challenge from where they left off.
“We are convinced as leaders and we are ready to join the voice of reason to make Nigeria a better place”, he concluded.