Osun First Lady advocates for gender friendly environment for women

Reiterating her strong devotion as a front liner and promoter of gender balanced society, Osun State First Lady, Chief Mrs Titilola Adeleke has advocated for gender friendly environment for women and other relevant stakeholders.

She made the call during the biennial conference on gender organized by the Centre For Gender and Social Policy Studies at the Ajose Lecture Theatre of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

While delivering her speech as a keynote speaker, Mrs Adeleke reaffirmed and highlighted the imperrativeness of breaking barriers and building bridges that signifies an overcoming obstacles be it physical, social and economic challenges.

She charged all concerned stakeholders on gender to rededicate themselves to the targeted goals, emphasized that only collective efforts of courageous individuals and communities that can bring about it sustainability.

The mother of the state further narrates that breaking barriers alone is not enough rather identifying and sustaining productive connections through bridge building targeted at improving gender friendly and balanced society.

Mrs Adeleke was presented with ambassadorial award as defender of dignity in recognition of her relentless fight against female genital mutilation, gender based violence and her dedication to facilitating alternative school for the marginalised girls in Osun state.

The first lady was later hosted by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Simeon Bamire in his office alongside other principal officers of the citadel. Prof Bamire eulogised the state government for various laudable programmes across sectors in the state, and the most importantly the physical presence of Mrs Adeleke in adding to the ambience of the conference.

Other principal officers that welcomed Adeleke to Ife includes, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof M.O. Babalola, Chairman of conference, Dr.V.O. Okorie, Scientific Chair – Prof B.I Solanke, Director Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Dr O.O. Banjo.

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