The wife of the former governor of Osun State, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, has described the advocacy of the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, for equal participation of women in politics as a contribution towards social development.

Oyetola stated this, according to a statement on Thursday, in her foreword for a book titled, ‘Portrait of the Quintessential First Lady,’ authored by a Lagos-based journalist, Mr Tunde Opeseitan.

She was quoted as saying, “I worked closely with Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at the Southern Governors’ Wives Forum which I led as President and the National Women’s Conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials which she convened. Her service delivery in the areas of the fight against sexual and gender-based violence is commendable.

“I can attest to her avowed commitment in standing for equitable participation of women in politics and governance not just in terms of semantics but also going the extra mile to put real actions in place and leading initiatives to ensure that women occupy the pride of place in the scheme of affairs of Lagos State. These are the building blocks of social development.”

In his remarks, Opeseitan said the book documented Sanwo-Olu’s achievements in office in the last three and half years and her commitment to the success of her husband, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in office.

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