Tomorrow belongs to women —AAWON

From right, Managing Director, African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, Mr Edward Dickson; the Project Director, Association for the Advancement of Womanhood (AAWON), Dr Kemi Wale-Olaitan; member, Board of Trustees of AAWON, Professor Femi Soyinka; Miss Faith Ozomare and Mr Seun Otoki, during a courtesy visit by the association to the Tribune House, Imalefalafia, Ibadan, on Monday. PHOTO: ALOLADE GANIYU.

•Seeks Tribune’s support

THE Project Director, Association for the Advancement of Womanhood (AAWON), Dr Kemi Wale-Olaitan, has declared that there is need to really develop African women because “tomorrow belongs to the women.”

Dr Wale-Olaitan stated this on Monday when she led a team of AAWON members to pay a courtesy visit on the management of the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of the Tribune titles, at the Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, office.

The AAWON team included have Professor Femi Soyinka, Miss Faith Ozomaro and Mr Seun Otoki.

They were received by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr Edward Dicskon; Chief Accountant, Mrs Oluremi Fisayo; Manager, Internal Audit, Mr Peculiar Adegbite; Advert Manager, Ibadan, Mr Femi Banjo and the Senior Manager, Human Resources, Mrs Bukola Ezeamaka.

Dr Wale-Olaitan, who sought the support of the company in the area of publicity, delivered a letter of request to the managing director.

She added that while the association is trying to expand its scope of operation, it discovered “women have a long way to go because a lot of women are still down there. The mindsets of women have to change. We have to re-orientate our women. If there would be progress in any family, all hands must be on desk to help the womanhood change focus.”

In his response, the MD/EIC, ANN Plc, Mr Edward Dickson, assured AAWON of Tribune’s support in giving adequate publicity to the association.

Mr Dickson said “Tribune house, honestly, connects with your association and project. The sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, connects with anything that has to do with education and family virtues. We cannot close our eyes.”

The managing director, however, assured the team that the company is gender sensitive.

She said “We are sensitive to women empowerment in Tribune. We are empowering women because we’ve found them to be thorough bred professionals. Our Chief Accountant, Mrs Oluremi Fisayo; Human Resources Manager, Mrs Bukola Ezeamaka; Sales Manager, Dr Omotayo Lewis and Head of News Operations, Tinuola Ayanniyi, are all women.”