Friday the 20th of March, 2020 will witness a gathering of mammoth stakeholders expected to storm the octane Planet One Event hub in Ikeja Lagos as JTAH FOUNDATION organizes a national conference for women and girl child.
The event, targeted at creating a broader awareness on the need to be more attentive to gender equality is tagged ‘Raising a 21st Century Girl Child’.
Speaking about the programme, the conveyer and founder of JTAH FOUNDATION, Mrs. Favour Benson affirmed that all hands must be on deck to ensure the proper and adequate upbringing and education of the girl child and that there should be no basis for gender inequality in preference.
Mrs. Benson who has been involved in countless cases that have to do with feminism also spoke on the need for both government and concerned stakeholders to seriously and vigorously tackle domestic violence, an ugly menace mostly suffered by women in relationships, concluding that the female gender should not be seen as a bashing tool. It could be recalled that in recent pasts, several cases of domestic violence were recorded across media platforms which really rose to a degenerating standard hence, the need for those concerned to come together and iron out a solution out of the dirty scenario.
However, the forthcoming event will have in attendance important dignitaries like; Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Abdul-Akeem Oyebo who is the royal father of the day while erudite woman of substance, Chief (Dr.) Opral Benson, the Yeye Oge of Lagos will be the mother of the day. Father of the day is Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, our chairperson of the day is a renowned banker per excellence, Dr. Evelyn Ndali Oputu, while Mr. Akinkunmi John is the Special Guest of Honour. Keynote speaker is Mrs. Modupe Adeyinka-Oni, a renowned educationist and executive director of Standard Bearers School etc.
This month of March, been the International Women’s Day Month all over the world, we took out time to search out great women, who are doggered and persevered in whatever they are found doing. We are therefore using this event to salute and appreciate them in the following categories:
There are 10 Inspiring Awards to be given to the following; Aramide Oikelome, Vivian Ejike, Uri Ngozichukwuka, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, Amanda Asagba, Chioma Okoye, Mrs. Uche Nwuka, Flight Officer Fatima Gwadabe, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Funke Fayemi.
Also the following women will be given recognition awards, namely;
Funke Sule-Amzat, Emem Isong-Misodi, Chief Chioma Ajunwa, Modupe Adeyinka-Oni, Chief (Mrs) Opral Benson, Hon. Dr. Emilia Ezeude, Dr. Oputu Evelyn, CSP Tokunbo Abaniwonda, Rev. Mother Kehinde Osoba JP.
The conference will also parade other top stakeholders as panellists in the persons of;
Lolade Salvador, Lillian Amah-Aluko, Chioma Ude, Ngozi Okoro, Paul Obazele, Bose Ironsi, Dr. Patrick Dike, Urionu Ngozichukwuka, Nelly Agwu, Olajumoke Matilda Otitoloju, Olufunmilayo Alli, a representative from EFCC, Funke Fayemi etc all who will add their own wealth of experiences to the discuss.
The proffered solutions at the conference – “Raising a 21st Century Child”, will definitely be the icing on the cake for Nigerian and global parents who are facing the Challenges of Parenting in a Digitalized World.
The girl child is not a subordinate, the girl child is not a second fiddle, the girl child is as vital and important as the male child.