Historic Female feats at University, CBN delight Ondo First Lady

By: Ade Adeleke

The Wife of Ondo state Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has Congratulated the first female students Union government of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, FUNAAB Miss Tawakalitu Adeola.

The students elected Female President after 31 years of Male dominance.

In a statement, the Wife of the Governor said “the Jinx is broken! Congratulations, Adeola.”

“This is no mean fit given the cultural milieu in which you and I were raised. Our place, we have been told time and time again is in the kitchen and “oza” room. Not anymore!

A woman’s place is EVERYWHERE!!!
Well done!

Your election as the President of FUNAAB is a proof beyond any reasonable doubt that a woman can lead.

I expect your leadership to bring to the table Vitality and Optimism among female undergraduates nationwide and inspire many more to have a voice in students’ unionism.

I can tell you that student’s unionism is the “IT” grooming ground for politics and political engagement. As we strive for equal gender representation in all spheres of our lives in Nigeria,

I wish you a successful tenure.” She said


For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the naira.

Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed substantive director.

She is the first female director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira — breaking another glass ceiling.

Reacting to the feat, the wife of Ondo state Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu congratulated Mrs Priscilla Eleje saying “this is a BIG leap of joy in our hearts, in our effort, in our commitment to #BEMORE than what the society wants us to be.”

Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Gradually and steadily we will cover the ground without leaving any gaps.

It is about time Nigerian women began to realise that “a woman’s place is EVERYWHERE and resist any restrictions thrown on her way as she climbs the social ladder.”

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