Wife of Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has made case for regular medical check for women, while kicking against domestic violence, child abuse and rape.
Speaking at the Lagos Women Health Forum organised in collaboration with Power Oil, which attracted lots of women, including Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, wife of the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Jakande; Senior Special Assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, among others, she said regular medical checks would ensure women lead healthy lives.
According to her, health was one of life’s greatest blessings, hence
the need to encourage and educate women to always live in good health for optimal performance.
“Good health is the gateway to everything. To have good health, we need to take care of our body, mind and soul. It is when we have good health that we can run around for business and engage in other activities,” she said.
While also condemning the spate of social vices in the state, Mrs. Ambode urged women to voice out their discontent with domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancies.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, in her address, said the forum provided a platform for women to say “enough” to challenges they face..
“We should no longer be stereotyped into silence but become vocal advocates for an improved health delivery system and social justice for women in Lagos State and the country,” she said.
Also speaking at the event, the Public Relations Manager, Power Oil, Omotayo Azeez-Abiodun, said Power Oil was delighted to align with such a laudable health awareness and general wellbeing programme.
He said the programme shares similar values with what his company stands for: “Healthy Living and general well being.”
Azeez-Abiodun said because of the multifunctional nature of women, they deserve being in a healthy state in order to carry out their duties efficiently.
Power Oil Health Camp, has held in collaboration with Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in various states.