The Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) is a community based gender organisation working to complement the effort of the Lagos State Government to promote child healthcare, empower women to discover their hidden treasures and protect our environment.


COWLSO was founded in 1974 by the wife of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Funmilayo Johnson.




Lagos State has the honourable task of playing a significant role on this Platform by virtue of its history, location, population density and position as the commercial nerve centre of the Nation. It is against this background that Her Excellency, wife of the Executive Governor of the State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, seeks to lend support to the laudable initiatives that would be undertaken during the lifetime of the current Administration, in order to attain the much needed socio-economic development and transformation of its people.


Vision without action is just a dream.

Action without vision just passes the time.

Vision with action can change the world.”

– Joel A. Barker