Founder of Arise Women Conference, Dr (Mrs.) Siju Iluyomade marked her 59th birthday on Sunday, January 8, 2023, with a thanksgiving service, which was held at the Trinity Towers RCCG, Lagos. During the service, thousands of individuals were empowered under the auspices of the Arise Women brand, and she reiterated her commitment to using the Arise Women platform to continue to uplift less privileged globally.
Her show of commitment to empowering the less privileged and supporting the effort of government in every area of endeavour has been acclaimed to be one of the most outstanding among the lots who follow the same passion as hers.
Regardless of religion, tribe, or ethnicity, the corporate lawyer and philanthropist has continued to give her all to better the lives of many, using her Arise Women Foundation as a vehicle to intervene in so many areas of human needs.
Iluyomade said her dream is to make sure Arise affects every part of human life globally in terms of health, housing, education, empowerment, farming and many more.
She added that in the last 15 years, her foundation has achieved so much by putting structures like hospitals, school buildings, computerised libraries, and boreholes in many communities in Abuja, Ondo, Imo, Kebbi and Lagos states to mention a few.
Through her humanitarian works, she has also branded a food basket called ‘Arise Pink Bucket’ —with contents that include food items like rice, semovita, tomato paste, and groundnut oil— distributed to every local government across Nigeria.
During the last Arise Women Conference held on Saturday, October 29, at the Trinity Towers, City of David RCCG, Lagos, no fewer than 10,000 people were given the Arise food basket that contained varieties of foodstuff. The hospital built in Kabusa, a suburb area in Abuja for the less privileged, has continued to give free services to people in the area.
Iluyomade, who shares the same birthday with the wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Paulen Tallen, two women who have been part of activities of Arise Women on several occasions, also used the opportunity to celebrate them.
According to her, “ I celebrate with Mrs. Sanwo-Olu and Mrs. Tallen, who have been part of the success story of Arise Wonen, on their birthday celebrations. I pray that their light will keep shining. May it never go dim.”