Olympic Milk, Nigeria’s multi-functional milk brand on Easter Sunday hosted Nigerian women and mothers across the country to a spicy TV Program to mark two events that showcased the qualities of the female gender (International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day respectively). The Mother’s Day TV Show was hosted on the Network Service of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA.
The live talk show was produced for Olympic Milk by ‘‘Media Industries Concept’’ was a huge success as it was ‘issue based’, intellectually balanced and beautifully presented with viewers yearning for more.
Mothers’ Day television show on NTA
Guests on the programme took time to dissect, demystify and break down to points, issues affecting women in their totality and tried as time allowed them to find long lasting solutions to majority of the topics trashed on the program such as, Breast Cancer in Women, Violence Against Women, Women Entrepreneurs and the main topic which dwelt on, Mothers, Veritable Tools For National Development.
On the programme were, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Arobieke, former Chairman, Agboyi-Ketu Local Government Area, Mrs. Abiola Laseinde, Legal Adviser to Cadbury Nig. Plc and Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, Hon. Omotayo Aramide-Oduntan, Deputy Chief Whip, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Josephine Oluseyi-Williams, former Head of Service, HOS, Lagos State, Mrs. Yinka Ogunde, Chairperson, Women in Advertising and MD/CEO, Edumark Consults, Mrs. Ngozi Sodeke, a breast cancer survivor and advocate, Dr. Joy Agbara, Consultant Gynecologist, Mrs. Chiadi Ndu, Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Mrs. Tokunbo Tobun Agbesanwa, former SSA on Environmental Advocacy to Gov. Fashola, Mrs. Nkechi Ali-Balogun, Public Relations
Consultant and Principal Partner, NECCI Consulting and Mrs. Adebukola Bamgboye, Principal State Counsel, Office of the Public Defender, Ministry of Justice, Lagos State. Each of these quintessential women took turn to discuss the issues as the One-Hour was divided into four packed-up segments.
Speaking on the first segment which centered on Mothers, Veritable Tools For National Development, Mrs. Josephine Oluseyi-Williams who had at various times in Lagos State been, Auditor-General, Accountant-General and later, Head of Service, said that women should stand forth and take positions of authority by themselves as no man would give them the space if they (the women) are not willing and ready to take the responsibilities by themselves. She stated further that she rose to the pinnacle of her career in the civil service in Lagos State because, opportunities for her met her preparedness for them and when they came, she was ready and had to grab them and exceled on them individually.
Corroborating Oluseyi-William’s statement, Arobieke on her part said at the time when there was no woman as it were in her community willing to step out to occupy available positions, she was ready, took the challenge and broke records as the first female Chairman of Agboyi-Ketu LGA with diverse developmental projects that hasn’t been met by any after her. She said there is nothing militating against the woman-folk than they, the women themselves and with proven reports, women have done well, far better, in some of the very few positions they have occupied in the country.
In his remark after the successful show, the Managing Director of Media Industries Concept, Mr. Precious Eze thanked Olympic Milk, which he says is Nigerian’s number one milk brand, for standing in the gape for Nigerian women and for supporting his company in making sure that his dream to showcase women/mothers nationally came to fruition.
Eze further stated that the success recorded with this year’s edition has spurred him on to make this show a yearly programme.
The One-Hour LIVE show aired across the country and beyond and was anchored by award winning broadcaster, Siju Alabi.
Olympic Milk brought to the studio, branded cake to mark a successful celebration for women and was harmoniously dismantled by the women who went away with various gift items such as rappers, milk products and water bottles for their children.