((3rd right) The representative of the First Lady, Honourable Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade; (2nd right) President, Artisans Association, Kwara State Chapter, Alhaji Adeshina Ayinla; (4th left) President, Kwara State Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), Alhaja Zururat Zubair; and some of the Executive members of the National Association of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologist (NACHOS) at the Annual Exhibition and Fundraising ceremony recently.)

The Kwara State First Lady, Amb. (Mrs.) Olufolake AbdulRazaq, has charged all Artisans to use their professional expertise to promote unity and peaceful coexistence within their homes and Kwara State at large.

The First Lady gave the charge recently, during the Annual Exhibition and Fundraising of the National Association of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologist (NAHCOS), Kwara Chapter, held at Adeta roundabout, Ilorin.

Amb. AbdulRazaq, who was the Special Guest of Honour, assured the Artisans of government's commitment, adding that hairdressing, barbing and cosmetology are pivotal professions, which promote beauty and hygienic lifestyle in the society.

The First Lady, who was represented by the Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade, admonished all members of the Association, especially women, to always exhibit good trait in their professional callings and be agents of peace in their various homes and to their respective spouses, adding that a peaceful home will translate to the overall peace of the society and the nation at large.
"I congratulate the Executives of this Association, both outgoing and incoming. I want to assure you that the present administration prioritizes and acknowledges the immense economic impact of your Association on the State" Amb. AbdulRazaq remarked.

She further stated that "when we look at the percentage of members of this Association, women carry the highest percentage. It is on this note I want to encourage us to always make ourselves clean, our home tidy and habitable for our husbands. This will attract us more to our spouses, hence, promoting loving and peaceful homes. We should also be respectful and responsible wives at home, so as to make peace reign in our God given society at large."

The First Lady,  however warned them to shun moral indecency, diabolism and never to be part of those who might want to indulge under their jobs to achieve their ungodly aims.

Amb. AbdulRazaq assured the Association of government's continuous support, urging them to also support the State government in its concerted efforts at making Kwara State a peaceful and habitable abode for all.

In his address, the President, National Association of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologist (NAHCOS), Kwara Chapter, Alhaji Adeshina Ayinla, extolled Governor AbdulRazaq for the numerous support given to the Artisans, adding that the State government has been able to provide tremendous support and conducive atmosphere for their professions to thrive.

Also speaking, the President, Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (Kwaccima), Alhaja Zururat Zubair, commended the immense contribution of the First Lady from inception, while appealing that more is still expected from her to see that the Association's Headquarters, which is under construction, is fully completed and commissioned.

She appreciated the First Lady for her generous donation to the Association and for honouring the invitation,  praying for God's guidance and wisdom to further sail the boat of the State to greater heights.

 Ahmed Alabere,
Press Secretary,


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