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Our Potential Is To Uplift Our Families – Says Remi Tinubu At 2023 Women’s Conference




Remi Tinubu charges women to break barriers
First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu at COWLSO

Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has admonished women to unleash their potential for the benefit of their various states and the country at large.

Highlighting that their potential is not just for personal achievements, the wife of the Nigerian President said women’s potential is meant to also uplift their families; communities, and the nation at large.

According to her, when women are empowered, society thrives.

Naija News reports that Mrs. Tinubu stated this on Tuesday, October 17, in Victoria Island, while declaring open the 23rd National Women’s Conference, organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme, ”Unleash Your Potential”.

The First Lady stressed that women have the power to shape the future and 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 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.

Tinubu, who was instrumental to the revival of COWLSO when her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was Lagos State Governor, praised the doggedness of women who had ensured the sustenance of the ideals of the committee.

Tinubu acknowledged that women face more challenges in various endeavors, hence, urged them to be ready to seek help if they run into difficulty while working on their goals.

In her remarks, the Chairperson of COWLSO, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, urged women to think outside the box and be relevant in society.

Sanwo-Olu said that with the theme of the 23rd conference, women were urged to take risks, face their fears and push past their comfort zones and when they do, they should ”Unleash their Potential” and discover what they are truly capable of achieving.

She said that the focus is to bridge the gap between where women are presently and the place where they ought to be, where their potential will be fully unleashed.

This does not only apply to our family life, it also applies to the workplace, business, and every area of our lives.

“Unleashing one’s potential is a step one has to take with courage; one has to dare to take that step. When you have to do it, dare to do it! You plan to rob the world of its treasures if you decide to die wi.t with your potential undeveloped and unutilized.

“Therefore, my sisters, release yourselves and explore the world. Be the best version of yourself, and unleash your potential,” the First Lady of Lagos State said.

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