The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu has advised Nigerian women and youths to be actively involved in partisan politics being the only they can play leadership role.

Akeredolu made this known on Friday in Akure at the inauguration of the Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials (FOWOSO).

According to her, the aim of creating FOWOSO is to develop and execute programmes that will build the capacity of women and youths. She advised women to change their mind sets of limiting themselves to the homes alone and ensure to become bread winners of the families as well.

According to her, this is where FOWOSO will become relevant; we cannot sit back and expect government to champion these causes.

“We owe it to ourselves and children to ensure that we are effectively developed to take up the challenge and be impactful to the economy.

.“We have to play our part in preparing our women to be effective leaders in the economic sector of the society,’’ she said

In his remark, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu commended members of FOWOSO for supporting his wife since the inception of his administration.


According to the governor, women’s role in economic growth has grown to the point where it is a loss to the society to segregate them from economic activity and decision making process.

FOWOSO is an initiative of Mrs Akeredolu, established for children and women in the state.

The forum is also established to give free medical check-up for women and gives economic empowerment to selective women in 18 local government areas of the state.

The empowerment includes distribution of sewing machine, hairdryers, grinding machines, gas- cylinders and cash gifts among others to women.

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