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Royal Queens Hold Inaugural Conference on National Development

For the first time ever in Nigeria’s history, a Royal Queens’ Conference took place on March 30 to commemorate Black Women’s History Month.

The conference, which was organised by Olori Ronke Ademiluyi Ogunwusi and Olori Janet Afolabi under the Queen Moremi Ajasoro initiative and Olori Janet Afolabi Foundation had about 120 Queens converging at the Palace of Ooni of Ife to discuss the impact of Royal Queens in national development .

The conference was held under the banner “The Impact of Oloris ( Royal Queens) In National Development”.

In her welcome speech, Olori Ronke Ademiluyi Ogunwusi who is also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London, Nigeria Week and CEO of an Adire Textile hub noted that it was the first time in history the gathering was held to partner on different projects to impact their communities. She invited the Queens to take advantage of the Adire training which is free and has provided succour for over 500 women and youths.

In her keynote speech, Olori Janet Afolabi harped on the various challenges facing women and youths in their various communities and called out for more support

“While our husbands and Kings sre in the forefront of solving those problems, we must also rise up and support them”.

She encouraged the Queens to identify the problems in the domains, do a problem analysis and strategise on how to solve them.

She said if Queens make lasting impact in their community projects, such impacts can be further replicated at the national level.

Encouraging the Queens to start small, Olori Janet said nothing is too small for them to start with while narrating how she personally teaches English language for free and also feed the students with snacks.

“I started with 10 students. Today I have over 150 students.

“I have also empowered some set of traders with start-up funds with an easy repayment plan. None of our traders defaulted. They all paid back the loan back in good timeo. This means that we do not need huge capital to impact on our people and community in general.

In her Goodwill message, the Special Guest of Honour at the event and wife of Osun State Governor, Erelu Ngozi Adeleke commended Olori Ronke and Olori Janet for organising the event.

She vouched her committment to supporting and empowering women to develop Osun state.

‘I am ready to collaborate with you whenever you need me”, she stated.

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