Nigerian women mourn as NCWS President Lami Lau dies

The death has been announced of the President of the National Council of Women Societies, Nigeria (NCWS).

The annoncement in most women groups in the country Wednesday morning read: “With the total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, We announce the death of our sister, friend and a compatriot in the struggle Hajiya Lami Lau.

“Until her death, she was the National President of NCWS.
Let’s pray for the repose of her soul and comfort to her family and the Nigerian women.

“May God Almighty Accept her soul, forgive her shortcomings, and grant her eternal rest.”

Blueprint reports that Lau emerged unopposed as NCWS national president in May 2022 at the council’s general elections held during the 2022 National Convention of NCWS in Abuja.

In her acceptance speech Lau attributed her success to God and hard work over the years.

She expressed joy over her new position as the council’s national president, stating that her administration would strictly focus on ensuring that women in Nigeria gain their “rightful” place in government and she would make policies geared towards assisting and proper development of the girl child.

“I am happy to become NCWS national president because that has been my target. I have served the council for almost 31 years. It was my dream that one day I will walk on the experience I have gathered from my predecessors so I am happy because I have achieved something in my life, an opportunity to serve Nigerian women.

“I am a beneficiary of girl-child education. Coming out from Muslim home, I know how my parents strived to see that I was educated. So, I know the importance. Today, if I had not been educated, I couldn’t have achieved this. There are so many advantages which if I am given the opportunity I will say it so that parents will take the chance to educate the girl child. I will advocate for the girl child education,” she declared.