About 21 wives of state governors in Nigeria; former Liberia First Lady, Senator Dr Jewel Howard-Taylor and a former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Mrs. Joice Mujuru are expected to grace the 2017 Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) annual conference.
The womens’ conference, themed, “The resilient woman, making a difference”, will hold from December 6-8, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, ICC, University of Ibadan. It would have in attendance, over 1000 women delegates including feminists, gender specialists and top women entrepreneurs.
Wife of the Oyo State Governor amd convener of the conference, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi disclosed that she will be joined by wives of the governors of Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Zamfara, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto and Kwara.
She said that the theme of this year’s event is to underscore the strategic role of women in nation building, stressing that over 10,000 women had been empowered with life-changing business ideas, knowledge and financial support since the conference started six years ago.
“OYSOWA is a phenomenon that has come to stay and I congratulate the women in Oyo State for this achievement. Our 2017 conference is poised to be a memorable one. We are expecting more than 1000 delegates across the country,” Mrs Ajimobi added.