COWLSO: Six months after accident, woman wins new car

David Adenekan
David Adenekan
COWLSO: Six months after accident, woman wins new car
L-R: Chairperson, Planning Committee, 22nd National Women’s Conference, NWC, of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, Mrs Nkem Sofela; winner of 2-bedroom apartment, Alhaja Olushola Oyedele; First Lady/COWLSO Chairman, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat; winner of Turkish return ticket, Mrs Abiola Liadi; and winner of new GAC Sport Utility Vehicle, Mrs. Adebisi Ikusawe, during the gala night of the recently-concluded COWLSO NWC held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 18th to 20th October, 2022.

A civil servant with the Lagos Island local government area, Mrs. Adebisi Ikusawe, has won a brand new GAC Sport Utility Vehicle at the just-concluded National Women’s Conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO.

This is coming six months after she was involved in an accident that completely damaged her car beyond repair.

In line with the tradition of COWLSO during the annual conference, three lucky participants usually win star prizes, while several others win prizes including deep freezers, flat screen televisions, water dispensers, washing machines, microwave ovens, blenders, toasters, among others.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the conference, Lagos State First Lady and Chairman of COWLSO, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said the story of Ikusawe was one that elicited a deep emotional reaction, having won the star prize of a brand new car a few months after surviving a serious car accident.

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“If you hear this woman (Ikusawe’s) story, in April 2022, she was involved in a serious accident. The car was a right off. As faith would have it, at the Gala Night at this conference, she got a brand new car,” the First Lady said.

Also, a 74-year-old woman, Alhaja Olushola Oyedele, popularly known as Iya Luku Mushin won a 2-bedroom apartment at LagosHoms, Sangotedo.

An elated Oyedele who has been a politician since 1974 could not hide her excitement when her ticket number for the raffle draw was announced by the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The owner of the first ticket number picked for the star prize had apparently gone home as it was announced repeatedly without response, thus paving the way for a new ticket to be picked.

Responding, Oyedele said she was excited to win the star prize having tried for several years.

“I’ve been involved in politics since 1974. I have also been attending this COWLSO Conference for years hoping and praying that I will win one day without begrudging previous winners. I thank God my time has come today,” Oyedele said, just as she commended COWLSO for the transparency with which the raffle draws were conducted.

Also, a retired Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Civil Service, Mrs. Abiola Liadi won a Turkish return ticket during the raffle draws.

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