The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ognwusi, today, March 8, celebrated the International Women Day (IWD) with his Queens, acknowledging the key roles women play in the society.
He shared the photos of the celebration with his wives on Instagram. They are Queen Mariam Anako, Elizabeth Akinmuda, Tobi Phillips, Ashley Adegoke, Ronke Ademiluyi and Temitope Adesegun.
Commemorating the IWD, Ooni wrote: “Today, on International Women’s Day, our ambition must be to renew our pledge of building a global society in which women are given equal honour and the resources they need to achieve their fullest potential.
“Our amazing birthright, cradle, adolescence, and even adulthood are inextricably tied to their aprons. Without their sacrifices, hard work, invaluable efforts, our societies would have fractured, household cultures would have been negatively impacted, and communities would have suffered.”
Oba Ogunwusi listed a number of Nigerian women, both those in the great beyond and those alive, and said the landmark contributions that Nigerian women make across all fields of human endeavour must be celebrated every day.