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Ambode, Fayose for honour as Gender-Friendly Governors

The 2017 Edition of MMS Plus Woman of Fortune Hall
of Fame (WoFHoF) is set to celebrate gender-friendly governors with the Lagos
State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr.
Ayodele Fayose selected to receive awards in this category.

Lagos  State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Despite the promise of the ruling government to
increase the participation of females in governance, other few governors have
developed gender friendly policies which have seen the female gender encouraged
to take up opportunities at various significant levels of governance in their

Ekiti State Governor, Mr.Ayodele Fayose

Lagos State instituted  legal frameworks
for dealing with gender- based violence,inequality against women and girls and
has since begun their enforcement and awareness creation. 

The Laws include:
Child rights Law, Domestic Violence Law and gender policy, paternity leave
rights , while Ekiti State  has the most articulate gender based
policy, which is protection of victims law in Nigeria. 

The Law provides in
Section 31 for a Gender -Based Violence Fund, which provides among other
things, basic material support for victims of gender-based and their dependents
affected by the violence; rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of victims
of gender-based violence; construction of  shelters for victims of
gender-based violence in different local government areas for training and
Some of the notable women to be inducted into the
2017 WoFHoF include; Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande, President, Lagos Chamber of
Commerce and Industry; Siza Mzimela, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fly
Blue Crane, South Africa; Sylvia Asana Owu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
Ghana Shippers’ Authority.

Others are: Hon. Janet Adeyemi, President, Women in
Mining (Nigeria); Priscillia Ogwemoh, Managing Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal;
Dr. Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base; Funke
Agbor, SAN, Senior Partner, Adepetun Caxton-Martins, Agbor&Segun (Barr.
& Solicitor); Chief (Mrs) Ijeoma  Uche-Okoro, Director, Legal Services,
Federal Ministry of Transport; Dr. (Mrs.) Lucy S.

 Newman, Managing
Director/CEO, Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC);  Mrs.
Chinyere  Annie-Okonkwo, Director, Topwide Ventures Limited.

Mr. Kingsley Anaroke, the Founder of MMS WoFHoF
Initiative, while addressing journalists in Lagos recently, said the initiative
is to address poverty and manpower need in different sectors of the economy as
well as address the gender gap in Africa with the preoccupation of bringing to
the fore mentorship of younger generation of women in Africa by helping them
accomplish their dreams.

Aside arresting employment challenges, he said MMS
WoFHoF Initiative would also bridge the gap between the rich and the poor
through match-making of the prospective African young female professionals and
leaders with accomplished big-wigs who have recorded landmark success in
various fields of specialization in Aviation, Finance, Oil and Gas, Maritime
and even the political field to serve as their mentors.

“We are trying to build the younger generations to
be able to impact their environment. The mentorship does not just end in the
classroom where you call people together talk to them and leave. We match make
the mentors with the young women so that they train for at least six months. They
can continue to communicate via the social media and other platforms and we
make sure that they are under their mentor’s tutelage. This kind of
apprenticeship system has more impact than the classroom training”, Mr.
Kingsley said.

MMS WoFHoF is a non-governmental organization where
African women, young graduates, students and general public at large will
participate in the mentorship programme and for the young people to be
successful in their various fields in oil and gas sectors, maritime, aviation,
finance and political leadership.

This year’s induction, conference and award ceremony
holds on October 26th at
Federal  Palace Hotels and Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 10 a.m prompt.
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