LAGOS NIPR SETS TO ACCELERATE MOMENTUM FOR GENDER EQUALITY

LAGOS NIPR SETS TO ACCELERATE MOMENTUM FOR GENDER EQUALITY

 

LAGOS NIPR SETS TO ACCELERATE MOMENTUM FOR GENDER EQUALITY, WOMEN
EMPOWERMENT AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, MARCH 8, 2018.
LAGOS, NIGERIA – FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – The Lagos State Chapter, the leading branch of
the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, today unveiled plans to host the maiden women
assembly tagged: STRONG TENDER & EMPOWERED WOMEN SUMMIT (STEWS), aimed at
articulating and aggregating a collective voice to build momentum for gender equality, women
empowerment and effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The free-to-attend Summit, themed: WOMEN TAKING CHARGE, GOOD FOR ALL, will
engage feminists, professional women, governmental and legislative bodies, academia,
corporate organisations, women’s associations, NGOs and the Media, in commemoration of the
International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs,
Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos by 10am.
Speaking of the Summit, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of NIPR, Olusegun
McMedal, said the initiative is a strategic move by the Chapter to accelerate the momentum for
the call for women empowerment and deepen the Institute’s feminist’s scorecard. According to
him, “The Summit is a viable platform to bring key stakeholders to discuss issues and strategies
to enhance women’s emancipation in Nigeria and it’s expected to issue a Communiqué at the
end of the plenary to engage the government”.
He added that, “The Summit is targeted at women in higher, intermediate and lower occupations
including students. For the build-up, leading women in corporate, political, religious and
entertainment have been invited to share advice and tips on how to transcend social, economic
and political challenge against women. Students of the School of Media and Communications,
PAN Atlantic University, University of Lagos, and Covenant University have also been invited to
share stories of women who inspires them to escalate the discuss”.
The Wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, is expected as the Special
Guest of Honour. Former Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service and Managing
Partner, Compliance Professionals Plc as well as Founder, ReStraL Ltd, Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui
Okauru, is expected to deliver the Keynote Address. The Chairman, Women Affairs Committee,
National Assembly, Sen. Binta Garba, is expected to chair the session. Distinguished panelists
include the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy, Mr. Lanre
Olusola (The Catalyst), Founder and President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe
Okei-Odumakin, and Chairman, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Committee, Lagos State
House of Assembly, Hon Mojisola Lawal. Others include a leading Nollywood Actress, Mrs.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Founder/CEO, Rise Networks, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji.

Leading women’s association and advocacy groups collaborating with the Institute on the
STRONG TENDER & EMPOWERED WOMEN SUMMIT (STEWS) include Women in
Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), African Women in Leadership
Organisation (AWLO) and the Women’s Wing of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (LCCI).
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) is the not-for-profit umbrella body of
professional Public Relations practitioners chartered to regulate as well as direct its
development and the practice.
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

Media Contacts:
Olusegun McMedal ǁ 08033225251 ǁ mcmedals@live.com
Thelma Okoh ǁ 08129610429 ǁ okohct@gmail.com

 

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