The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Women Wing conferred the title of Mother-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group on the wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi on Monday, August 16.
The group conferred her with the title in recognition of her outstanding works in women development in the state and in the nation in general.
Presenting the plague to the First Lady in her office in Ado-Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti state southwest Nigeria is the Chairperson of the Ohanaeze Women Wing, Lady Patricia Ndubuisi, who said to newsmen that the title conferred on the First Lady was due to her contribution to women empowerment, fight against genital mutilation and the Keep Girls in School Programme (KGSP), amongst others.
Lady Ndubuisi solicited the support of the First Lady on their development projects and the establishment of a skill acquisition centre for women and girls.
“We believe in your motherly role as we crown you ‘Mother General’ of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo women’s Wing on account of your surpassing charitable contributions towards the development of humanity, especially in Ekiti State”, She added.
Responding to the kind gesture shown to her, Erelu Fayemi thanked the women for recognising her works and vowed to continue to support the group and other Igbo women in the state.
The First Lady advocated for unity among all tribes, adding that everyone should see themselves first as Nigerians and not as Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba.
“I will always have a special relationship with the Igbo community and it started when I served in Imo State as a Youth Corp member. I don’t know Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo, All I know is I’m a Nigerian,” she added.