The Chairman of Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Badagry in Lagos State, Mr. Samson Folorunsho Olatunde (SAMOLA) on Thursday 31st December 2020 urged the women in the area to be resourceful and industrious.
According to a press release issued by the Media Aide to the Chairman, Farayola Joseph and co-signed by the Special Adviser on Information, Adeosun Abdulwahab, the Chairman made this known during the area’s celebration of International Day of Rural Women celebration today tagged ‘Rural Women and Girls Building Resilience.’
The statement revealed that Samola stated that women described every woman as a Nation Builder.
“Women are more responsible in moulding the nature and attitude of every child. This is due to lack of time on the part of most fathers.
“Women are responsible for the welfare of their husbands, women are also responsible for the organization of the home,” he said.
“Every woman owns the home and women are noted as profound home makers. It is on these premise that it becomes imperative for women to show good and deep concern for moulding ladies who belong to the younger generation. In order to build women that will be resourceful and industrious.
“This can however be possible when the younger generation are obliged to acquire skills and education. The girl child should be fed with the tenets and principle of self-dependence as every man is shielding himself from high depending ladies.” The Chairman added.
According to the statement, “In an expository remark given by the HOD, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs Ibitoye, she noted that there are lots of developments flowing in the human society and it is worthy of note that the rural women play significant roles in this development. In her words, ‘Rural women have been playing active and significant roles in the production of local products such as soap, mat, basket and other essential items and this in turn have been making meaningful and positive impact on societal development.’
“She however stressed that a program of this nature is organised to beam spotlight on the rural women. She noted that government is highly interested in empowering the rural women and that is the reason for the provision of various skill acquisition centres which could teach the rural women skills needed to enhance development in the general society,” the statement reads.
“The distinguished wife of the Council Mayor of Olorunda LCDA, Mrs. Oluwakemi Abimbola Olatunde, in an indepth remark noted that it is a huge sight of irritation to know that the female child and a lot of women are subjected to molestation and thus, faced with high depression.
“She called on every woman to stand against this undesirable malaise from the society. She noted that privileges must be given to every woman and the girl child to express their emotional trauma in order to avoid many more depression in the society.
“The occasion was climaxed with an exhibition of locally made products, while the Supervisory Councillor for WAPA, Hon. Nurat Olayinka-Zubair gave the vote of thanks,” the statement added.