Wife of Osun State governor, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, has called on wives of elected officials in the country to always promote the interest of women and children across the nation.
She disclosed this while receiving wives of the state lawmakers at the Government House Banquet Hall, Oke-Fia, Osogbo last Thursday.
According to her, there would be no significant changes in welfare of the world if women and children are not adequately catered for socially and economically.
She urged the wives of the elected representatives) to always offer qualitative advice to their spouses and always be willing to intercede for the success of the world.
“We should bring our intuitions and empathy, fear of God and sound judgement into our relationship in the administration of the state.
“Sometimes, our role may appear passive, if it is motivated by the fear of God and directed at seeking common good; it is far more rewarding than sometimes public service, which is lacking in intellectual and Godly content”, Mrs Aregbesola added.
Furthermore, the governor’s wife urged wives of the elected representatives to always seek ways of improving conditions of children and women, saying they should identify with their pains and pleasure.
According to her, women are builders and moulders of nation’s destiny, maintaining that bringing their strong nature could be a supreme motivator for her male counterpart.
She stated: “Though a woman may look delicate and soft as lily in nature, she has a heart, strong and bolder than that of man, she is the supreme inspiration for man’s onward march”.
Speaking further, she explained that women constitute about 40 per cent of the nation’s population and as such, their welfare must always be on the front burner.
“We should always be there for our spouses and children and seek for opportunities to put smiles on the faces of our people at all times”, added Alhaja Aregbesola.
She then appealed to the women to always see themselves as stakeholders in the development and building of the state and the country in general.