28th September, 2023
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday launched the Lagos City’s “Inform Women, Transform Lives” Campaign of the Carter Center.
The Carter Centre is a non-governmental organization helping to improve the life of people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.
The Carter Centre was founded in 1982 by Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and his wife, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter.
Launching the Lagos City’s “Inform Women, Transform Lives” Campaign in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Bimbola Salu-hundeyin, said two months ago, Lagos State participated in the Carter Centre competition with other 300 Cities across the globe and was among the few that got selected for the “Inform Women, Transform Lives” programme.
“The driving force behind our success at the competition was made possible through contributions by the Ministries of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Information and Strategy Youths and Social Development, Commerce, Cooperative, Trade and Investment as well as S.A to the Governor on Legal Matters.
“The City of Lagos “Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign” is basically to ensure that women can seek and receive information from all tiers of Governments irrespective of their status, tribe and religion. Our Campaign theme in the City of Lagos is “Gender Equality and Inclusivity” and we will raise awareness on where and how women can easily get information about city services that would benefit them,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu listed other cities participating to include Atlanta, Georgia; Amman, Jordan; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Chicago, Illinois; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dhaka North, Bangladesh; Dublin, Ireland and Guatemala City, among others.
“They are also launching their campaigns simultaneously today in line with Carter Centre’s directive,” he said.