Remi Tinubu urges women to break barriers


Wife of Nigeria’s President, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has advised women to be ready to break barriers so as to unleash their full potential.

Tinubu gave the advice on Tuesday in Victoria Island, while declaring open the 23rd National Women’s Conference, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme, ”Unleash Your Potential”.

She said women have the power to shape the future, be leaders, innovators, caregivers and agents of positive change.

”But to unleash our potential fully, we must continue to break down barriers that limit our progress, challenge stereotypes, and foster an environment of equal opportunity for all.

”Education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and gender equity are essential pillars that will enable us to unleash our potential.

”We must work together, collaborate, and support one another to ensure that every woman in Nigeria has the tools and opportunities to reach her full potential.

”Let us remember that our potential is not just about personal success; it is about uplifting our families; communities; and our great nation as a whole. When women are empowered, society thrives.

”I call upon each and every one of you to embrace the theme of this conference, ‘Unleash Your Potential,’ not only for your benefit but for your individual states and the benefit of our beloved Nation,” Tinubu said.

She urged women to continue to strive towards truly contributing to the prosperity and progress of the country.

Tinubu, who revived COWLSO when her husband was Lagos State Governor, praised the doggedness of women who had ensured the sustenance of the ideals of the committee.

She said that women have much potential and they need to defy the odds to contribute to national development.

The president’s wife said that women face more challenges in various endeavours, urging them to be ready to seek help if they run into difficulty while working on their goals. (NAN)


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