Kafayat Oyetola, wife of the governor of Osun State has been elected as the Chairperson of the Southern Governors Wives Forum (SGWF). Oyetola emerged victorious at the meeting of the Forum held on Tuesday, June 8, at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
She replaces Betsy Obaseki, First Lady of Edo State, whose tenure ended Tuesday in a very glorious manner.
Also elected with her are, the First Lady of Akwa Ibom, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, as Vice President; the First Lady of Bayelsa, Mrs. Patience Diri, Secretary; First Lady of Imo State, Mrs.Chioma Ikeaka-Uzodimma, Treasurer; while the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun and First Lady of Abia State, Mrs., Nkechi Ikpeazu, emerge as Welfare Officer and public relations officer, PRO respectively.
In her maiden speech, Oyetola thanked her colleagues for the love displayed in unanimously electing her as the Chairperson.
She pledged to build on the harmony and achievements of her predecessor, Obaseki, who she described as a pragmatic leader who fostered unity among the First Ladies in the Southern States of the country. The SGWF has already listed a number of women oriented and gender-focused programs and projects to be carried out across the country.