Strive for common goal, Akeredolu charges Nigerian women
By Adekola Afolabi
The governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has advised women in the country to emancipate themselves from mental slavery and work towards achieving a common goal.
Akeredolu gave the advice yesterday in his office while receiving members of the Oduduwa Women Advocacy Group led by Erelu Modupe Martins who paid him a courtesy visit
The governor equally charged the women to rededicate themselves to their callings and not operate as social group.
The Oduduwa Women Advocacy Group initiative organized two years ago was to emancipate women in the Yoruba speaking states including parts of Edo, Kwara, Delta and Kogi in the path of progress.
Speaking during their visit, leader of the team, Erelu Modupe Martins applauded the governor for the various programmes and policies put in place in the state in the last three years to develop women and the people of the state.
She particularly lauded him for ensuring that the South West Security Network initiative known as Amotekun came to existence stressing that this will go a long way to address security challenges being faced by women in rural areas and beyond.
Erelu Martins who highlighted the various interventions of the group to make life better for the people especially the less privileged, pregnant women and nursing mothers also called for the support of the people in fighting their course.
Responding, Governor Akeredolu appreciated the women for their efforts to better the society through their programmes and events.
He stressed importance of women to the societal development and enjoined them to always have unity of purpose to make progress in the nation.
Governor Akeredolu also promised to give necessary support to the group to achieve its aims and objectives, just as he charged them to show commitment and love to one another and the society at large.
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