by Gbenga Gbelee
Women have been charged to re-examine their roles as home builders and
character moulders with a view to strengthening the moral fibre and addressing
the vices plaguing and threatening the future of the society.
Wife of the Lagos State Governor; Mrs. Omobolanle Ambode and the Deputy
Governor of Osun State; Chief (Mrs.) Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori gave the charge
in their separate remarks at the University of Lagos where they identified with
the UNILAG Women Society on its Golden Jubilee anniversary celebration.
The event which held at the ULWS School hall on the UNILAG campus in
Akoka, Lagos featured the public presentation of a book entitled “ULWS: 50
years of Caring and Imparting”.
In her goodwill message as the Mother of the day at the event, the Osun State
Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori paid glowing tributes to both past
and present members of the University of Lagos Women Society for their
thoughtfulness and diligent commitment to the ideals of the society over the
years especially in terms of according children love and care in form of quality
education at their formative phase so as to make them functional and complete
human beings as they are being injected into the larger society.
Chief (Mrs.) Laoye Tomori who voluntarily retired from the University of
Lagos in 1989 recalled that the establishment of the ULWS School was driven
by the need to provide quality education for children of Staffs the University.
She commended the dexterity of purpose shown by past presidents of the
society who included Alhaja Biobaku, Chief (Mrs.) Ade Ajayi, Mrs Adesola
and a host of others whom she said have jealously nurtured the school from its
seed stage several years ago into the mighty oak tree that it is has grown into.
The school according to the Deputy Governor epitomises what unity of purpose
and commitment to goals can yield in any given society, she placed on record
the many products of the school who have grown into Professors, Medical
doctors, Captains of industries, Senior Advocates of Nigeria and professionals
in several fields of human endeavour.
While calling on the UNILAG Women society to keep up the school’s record as
an iconic citadel of learning and character moulding, Chief (Mrs) Laoye Tomori
particularly harped on the need for women to look inward, guard their loins and
see the present moral lapses among youths as a challenge which could best be
addressed from individual home fronts and not by any government or political
In her remarks, wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Omobolanle Ambode
appreciated both past and present leaderships as well as members of the
University of Lagos Women Society for the achievements so far recorded.
Mrs. Ambode who also acknowledged the establishment of the school at the
instance of the UNILAG Women Society and devoid of absolute reliance of the
University urged them to consolidate upon their milestones as a path to greater
success as they celebrate what she called five decades of resounding existence
and landmark achievement.
Highpoint of the event was the formal unveiling of the book entitled “ULWS:
50 years of Caring and Imparting” amidst pump and ceremony by the array of
dignitaries who converged for the event, donations for various projects being
undertaken by the UNILAG Women Society while the entire executives and
members of the Society led by their President, Mrs. Memunat Bello alongside
other personalities who included the Registrar, Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Ipaye took time
to charge the entire female staff population of the University on the need for
continued commitment to the ideals and goals of the UNILAG Women Society
for continued impact within and beyond UNILAG as it turns 50.