Without soothe saying and adumbration the role of women in the society is germane to nation’s progress, prosperity and good governance. Therefore, government must continue to take women’s interests as priority.
An educated woman shines like a diamond in the sky; it will not be fair not to mention women that change the world like Mary Mitchell Slessor and respect to women all over the word trying hard to live a positive and Christ-like of influence.
In Nigeria, at the symposium themed: “The contribution of Women to the development of Lagos State in the past 50 years,” organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), to marked Lagos State, Nigeria at 50, in Ikeja, the capital city of the state.
The committee called for serious attention to be paid to the education of the girl child in the country.
Women had contributed greatly to the development of Lagos State, especially when they were well educated, that overtime, women had left their footprints in the sand of time to ensure that Lagos State attained the enviable position it is presently.
That women had played great roles in building education infrastructure, social engineering, food security, among others in the state, stated that women in Lagos would not draw back despite the lofty achievements.
At the symposium it was also disclosed that the nation still had large number of women without access to advanced education and that there were women desperately in need of support to lift them out of poverty and degrading relationships.
The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nike Akande also posits that if the position of women in the society must be improved upon, there was the need to agitate for the education of the girl-child.
Participants commended the contributions of women to the development of the state, socially, politically and commercially in the past 50 years.
It was concluded on the note by the Chairperson of symposium, that the contribution of those notable women should inspire the younger generation of women to lift the state to the next level.