The Commonwealth Business Women Network Nigeria Chapter (CBWN) marked the Commonwealth Day with a conference themed “Delivering a Common Future; Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.
The event took place at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos on Monday March 9 2020.
The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu represented by the Permanent Secretary for Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Boladele Dapo-Thomas applauded the efforts of CBWN in promoting women empowerment noting that their activities will complement existing women empowerment and entrepreneurial development programmes being implemented by both the public and private sectors.
Chairperson CBWN Mrs Afoma Clara Adigwe called for a renewed commitment by government and private sectors for women economical empowerment, in terms of action and acceleration.
The Comptroller General of Customs represented by the Assistant Comptroller General of Customs and Zonal Coordinator, Zone A Headquarters, Lagos, K.C. Ekekezie, said the theme of the event is intended to achieve goals such as protecting natural resources and boosting trade.
The Southwest Zonal Director National Communication for Refugees, Mrs. Margaret Ngozi Ukegbu said the commission will work with CWBN to ensure the migration policy runs its full course.
NEPC boss Segun Awolowo ably represented by Mr. Samuel Oyeyipo says it will continue to support Nigerian women in exports.
The management team was inaugurated in preparation for its launch in April 2021.
Report by Julianah Ojakovo
Photos by Kelz Okezie