The Registered Trustees of Late Madam Efunroye Tinubu has called on women to take up challenging political appointments in regardless of gender inequality and bias.
Speaking on behalf of the Trustees at the memorial service held in honor of the LATE Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu on 3rd of December in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of Adamakin Investments and Works Limited, Mr Akindele Afolabi stressed the need for women and youths in the society to be proactive and industrious.
He said: ‘We decided to use this annual medium to laud the diversities and industrious attributes of a black woman who single handedly acquired land all over what we now have as Lagos State.
‘We have a woman who braved all odds to make a name for herself even when there was no human right or equality.
‘In this present-day woman have a lot of rolls to play in governance. Mama was a beacon of light to many women around the world. She successfully carried out trade deals between the British and even the Portuguese in a time when security was a major challenge.
‘As it were, women should not have any excuse whatso ever no to rise above the challenges despite male dominant in politics and business in the society.
Mama did all these and even more in an era where there were no social amenities like we have now. She was an industrious woman who left a lasting legacy for generations that even came after her.
Through Mama’s legacy we have been able to empower women and youths in the various communities where she has land.
‘Women empowerment is the bedrock of what Mama stood for and till date we have ensured that her legacy did not die.