December 3, 1967 The day Military government supported women



On this day, the military Governor of the Western State, Brigadier Adeyinka Adebayo, assured the women of the state that his government would continue to support, encourage and give them their rightful position in the scheme of things in the state. He said the present military regime would not do anything to deprive anybody of his rights nor impede the progress of anybody.

He declared: “This is a corrective regime and all the wrongs of the past must be corrected.”



Brigadier Adebayo, who was addressing a delegation of the National Council of Women Societies at the Government House, Ibadan, at the weekend, commended the role of women in the present crisis in the country at the time. He remarked that their contributions had been a sort of comfort and inspiration to most Nigerians.

Earlier in her own speech, the president of the state’s branch of the National Council of Women Societies, Mrs. Ronke Doherty, called on the military government to give women a good status in the country to enable them contribute their quota towards the economic and social advancement of the Federation. She said women who had served the country in many capacities had done excellently well in the discharge of their duties. She thanked Brigadier Adebayo for his support for women societies in the state and called on him not to relax his efforts in fighting for the uplift of women’s status in Western State in particular, and Nigeria as a whole.

Among the delegates who were present at the Government House venue of the meeting were Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Awolowo and the Eyesorun of Akure, Mrs. A. Adesida.


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