Minister of Women’s Affairs mourns the national chairman of the Council of Women’s Associations

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has expressed grief over the death of the National President, National Council of Women Societies, Lami Adamu-Lau, which occurred on Tuesday.

Mrs. Kennedy-Adamu, who visited the NCWS headquarters in Abuja, described the late Adamu-Lau as a mother committed to uplifting Nigerian women.

She said: “She was a mother and sister who was passionate about uplifting Nigerian women and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices against women and girls. She was a humble and compassionate mother and sister whose sincere aspiration as leader of the council was to uplift the lives of the lineage so that they might attain their optimum height in life.”

The Minister urged NCWS members to emulate her exemplary lifestyle by working together to ensure that women fulfill their quota for the socio-economic development of the nation.

The minister expressed condolences to the Nigerian women, family and friends over the loss and urged them to find solace in God as death was inevitable and would come when it came.

Mrs Adamu-Lau died in the early hours of Wednesday after a short illness in Kebbi and has since been buried in her hometown of In Lau, Taraba State.

She became the national president in April 2022 after winning unopposed. She initiated many empowerment programs that alleviated the sufferings of many needy women across the country.

She also embarked on several exercises to end gender-based violence and harmful traditional practices against women and girls in the country.