First Lady, Aisha Buhari has given reasons why women must cherish and nurture strong family values in Nigeria.
Mrs Buhari made this known while the 16th National Women Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials was declared open in Lagos.
Represented by the wife of the Imo State Governor, Mrs Nneoma Okorocha, the First Lady noted that women in the country must continue to emphasise the importance of strong family values.
The president’s wife also said that love, support, friendship and guidance were key qualities necessary in the family.
In her speech, she said: “We must continue to emphasise the importance of strong family values.
“Poverty, crime and declining school performance are some of the challenges a country could face when families are not cohesive.
“The conference also provides a forum for women to deliberate on issues that affect us, our families, communities and the nation at large.
“Our core concern should be how we can make a positive impact on ourselves as women and our society,’’ she said.
The First Lady also enjoined participants to take advantage of the array of topics to be discussed and see the conference as a knowledge-based one to enrich their lives.
The highlights of the event include the investiture of Sen. Oluremi Tinubu as the Grand Matron of COWLSO and the presentation of Inspirational Woman of the year award to a beauty entrepreneur, Mrs Tara Fela-Durotoye.