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Iara Oshiomhole Expresses Passion for Education of Young Women in Edo State



Iara FortesMany know Iara Oshiomhole as the Adams Oshiomhole’s pretty wife, and First Lady of Edo State. But did you know that she is extremely passionate about the education of female youth?

She made this passion known on Tuesday at the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association National Camp Meeting in Benin City.

According to Premium Times, Iara stated:

“Edo State is a strong believer in the training of the youth, especially the girl child and we believe strongly that whenever you educate a girl, you educate the family and you have educated the nation.

So, I want to thank you for what you are doing here and I urge you to keep it up. I am very happy to be here in your midst today. I have heard a lot about the Girls Guide Association and I came here today to see what you have been doing and I am pleased with what I have seen here today.”

She was later decorated as the Patron, Nigerian Girls Guide Association, Edo State Chapter.


  1. Damilola's

    August 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Ok, I see she’s not just a pretty face who wants to just stand next to her old partner but wants to be involved. . Good for her

  2. nene+

    August 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    And you where educated to marry a man half your age? Typical of uneducated women???
    You mean after all your education you worked not but married a man older than your dad,whose children are your age so you stay at home and do nothing? Is the education why you wear improper dresses that makes you look down always?

    Shading 100% side eyes!!!. Abeg Iara find one chair and sit down allow others talk.
    May be you should concentrate on improving the lives of artisan.

    The day my children saw you and Adams on magazine they where asking why you married your dad and since then I hid your pictures from them!!!
    Bad role model!!

    • Beeeee

      August 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Lmaooooooooo…..i am literally crying in the office…..

    • lol

      August 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      No mind Iala every body now teaches us! Girl child indeed!

    • ElessarisEllendil

      August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      None of the points you raised have anything to do with education.

  3. Ada

    August 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I am impressed o. She’s involved and that’s good. No siddon look for her o.

  4. fleur

    August 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Great. I’d like to know how we can use education to stop young girls from prostitution and marriage for money.


      August 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      WHICH KAIN GIRLS? THESE ARE GRANDMAS, NOT GIRLS. me i’m seeing no gal dia.
      But i love to see Iara/Lara. She definitely getting more popular than most governors and even the First Lady herself. And Osho looks happier and younger. even wardrobe don change.
      *in Cookie’s voice* Hi sista-girl, keep slaying, boo boo kitty.

  5. shut up

    August 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    @nene kip quiet, hw am i sure u are nt married 2 an old man or mayb ur so-called children won’t…woman envious of another woman. i bet u wud grab such opportunity if u were in her shoes…..Hypocrites evrywhere…she’s already a celebrity dats y u saw her on a magazine page, the world will be a better place wen pipo learn 2 mind their bizness.

    • John

      August 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      just do as your name. Shut up!!!!!!!

    • nene+

      August 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      @Shut up
      She is free to marry her forefather but has no moral to teach girl child cos we don’t want our children to follow her path. Just to make you salivate a little i am married one of Nigerians top 50 most handsome. Guessing activated lol but lets stop all these every tom, dick and harry teach our children nonsense. Lets have Amosu wife and other working Governors wife teach us.

      as for elleasaris i am not responsible for your reading upside down. Blame your optician!!

  6. Dlapikin

    August 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    What does the age of a spouse has to do with education? There are plenty of women out there dating men pushing 50 that are very educated and not wanting for money… Let just scroll down the list of George clooney exes, Leonardo DiCaprio’ s, and couples like Harrison Ford & Calixta Flockard, George Lucas and Melody Hobson, Michael Jordan and his latest wife, Johnny depp… When talking about education level as it pertains to marriage, it relates to early marriage or forced / arranged marriages. A 30 something year old woman choice to marry a man older than her even if it is a man 40 years older has nothing to do with education. The former First Lady of Gabon, Edith Sassou Nguesso, herself medical doctor and daughter of the president of Congo married Omar Bongo who had already been the president of Gabon for a good 20 years and her father’s friend… I let you do the math there…

  7. ada bornu

    August 19, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Dlapikin so you call marrying old good thing? Do you know how it hurts to introduce an old man as your daughter husband to your kinsmen? Abeg park well!

    You mention oyibo hahahaha, mention Obama and mitchelle, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Brad pit and Angelina Jolie, will smith, Bill and Melinda gate? Marrying an old man is either as a result of bad market or greed!
    It may not be the two but must be one.

    Who does not know Aristos are lazy girls seeking security from older men
    No be Aristo dey marry old men????
    Park your dusty ass comot

    • Oluwaseun

      August 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

      @Ada burnu, nene and the likes, you’re all so shallow. I hope someday, you can all see beyond your noses to understand that whoever an ADULT woman chooses to marry either for love or for financial security shouldn’t be anyone’s business. That doesn’t define. What defines her is the legacy she is able to build through her position as a responsible wife and First lady of the state. Little wonder people like you don’t rise beyond your mediocre thoughts. That Lola lady you’re all calling out most probably has more achievement, virtue and humility to her name than you all do.

      Hence, remove the log in your eyes before thinking of taking out the spec in another’s. Get a life and get a man. Stop worrying about your hungry kinsmen. They’ll be more concerned about your husband’s bank account and humility than his age.

    • dlapikin

      August 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

      Not everybody relates to the kinsmen mentality and if the kinsmen themselves have wives around your daughter’s age I don’t know why there’d be any outrage.
      If Kinsmen side eye is the only thing wrong you could find about such union, then you have not found anything of substance because same kinsmen would talk if the man was younger than the lady, if the man was not educated, if he was fat or if he was tiny, if he was a foreigner or from another tribe… People always have something to talk about, and each of us make choices according to our own reality.
      If you want call it bad market, but I don’t see why a woman should deny herself love and happiness because of the man’s what people would say because people like you would be the first to talk about her being an old girl…. As for greed, I named several cases where the women were not wanting in terms of money like the Lucas or the Mbongo of Gabon. That there are young women out there dating older men for money is not new, to say that all women marrying older men are greedy I am saying not always because there are plenty of educated women in the world doing that. Lara is Cap-verdian, maybe in her culture it is okay. What do you know?
      My father in law’s wife is only my senior by 5 years. They have 3 children together and have been married for almost 20 years… The man is not rich and she comes from a family that is not hungry at least not from what I perceive.
      The same way there are men out there who prefer older women, there are women out there who prefer older men. To each his or her own. I am not one to judge.

  8. Just passing

    August 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Iara is a confirmed gold digger who has no iota of love for Adams but his money and fame!!!

    Period !!stop painting this scenario

  9. hmmmmmm

    August 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Nigerians justifying rubbish since 14AD

    My question is if Adams Oshiomole salary was N200K will Iara marry him???
    FAT NO!!!!
    What do you call so love in your village????
    Sure Iara cant wait to have him ….. so she can be with younger men.
    Adams sleeping with her must be a nightmarisshhh for her

  10. voice of wisdom

    August 20, 2015 at 9:35 am

    The person talking about Iara may have good character, what exactly kept her unmarried until 30 something if not …..bad manners,character,laziness,inadequacies, pride or career

    Studies have shown that all or one of these makes people marry late.
    So whats hers?

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