THE Wife of Kogi Governor, Mrs Rashida Bello, has urged wives of local government adminstrators in the state to initiate programmes that would have positive impart on the lives of women in the area.
Bello gave the advice at the grand finale of a three-day retreat organised for the wives of local government administrators and other women leaders in the state in Lokoja on Tuesday.
The governor’s wife further advised them to have understanding and adequate knowledge of their responsibilities to enhance their performance.
“This retreat is meant to create an atmosphere that will ensure the integration, cooperation and relationship between my office and wives of local government administrators.
“It is germane to the development of every family and by extension, the development of council areas, state and Nigeria as a nation.
“Besides replicating my pet project in your respective local governments, you are expected to create or develop programmes and projects to make positive impact in the life of the people,’’ she said.
She commended the Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, for her effort in uplifting women in the country and her advice to the women on how to improve their lives.
Former Deputy Governor of Plateau Mrs Pauline Tallen represented Buhari at the occasion.
The president’s wife also urged the administrators’ wives to support their husbands in ensuring that the social welfare of women was attended to at the grassroots.
In her paper entitled, “The activities of Her Excellency”, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, advised women to key into the new agenda of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
This she said became necessary to ensure the success of the present administration in the state.