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Women good for leadership roles – Mrs. Akeredolu

By Maria Famakinwa

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The wife of Ondo State Governor, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has harped on the need to appreciate  roles women play in the society and accord them  respect.

She said this while speaking at the palace of Alaaye of Aaye Kingdom during her courtesy visit to Aaye community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The First Lady, who was received by the Regent of Aaye Kingdom, Princess Taiwo Oyebola Agbona, said: “There was a time when women were really respected and truly appreciated for the roles they played in the society. But we have allowed certain aberrations and discriminations to alter that standard.

“I am very much fascinated by the fact that we have young women at the helms of affairs in their kingdoms, ruling their various kingdoms in this modern time. It shows that women are indeed capable of delivering leadership roles. They should therefore be appreciated and respected for the great roles they are playing and not to be discriminated against.”

In his welcome address on behalf of Aaye community, the Oshodi of Aaye kingdom, High Chief Adebayo Olatunji Samuel, described the First Lady as a woman of many parts, saying she has impacted so well on the lives of the people of Ondo State through her various initiatives’.

Chief Oshodi said: “Without mincing words, we can see the good works the First Lady is doing in the lives of the people of Ondo State.

“She is a woman of many parts who  always stand by her husband, the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN. She is very magnanimous and we cherish her and her presence in Aaye community.”

Oshodi, who thanked the First Lady for her love and cares for Aaye community said the kingdom has adopted her as a daughter.

He said: “This is the second time the First Lady is visiting  Aaye Community. She has been adopted as a daughter of the soil because of her love for Aaye. We appreciate her for the love and cares she has shown to our community. We also appreciate her for the love she has for our Regent who is also her daughter. She belongs to Aaye community and Aaye community also belong  to her.”

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