BY OLUWATOSIN IGHOTEGUONO
The feat achieved by Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director General of World Trade Organisation was through a dint of hardwork and not on a platter of gold.
The chairperson, Nigeria Association of women journalists, Ondo state chapter, Mrs Doris Olumoko handed down this opinion when she feautired on “GUEST OF THE WEEK”, a Positive fm programme
Mrs Olumoko observed that no success comes without hardwork hence the need for women especially girls to be focused and work relentlessly in getting to the peak of their careers and also occupy exalted positions just like Dr Okonjo-Iweala.
“What happened to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala did not just happen, she had paid her dues in the financial sector. You will agree with me that running a career of 25yrs in the world Bank is not what you can say is so easy, she must have gone through a lot to rise” Olumoko said
The NAWOJ chairperson urged parents to invest in the education of their children noting that education contributed greatly to the success of any child.
“Let us invest in the education of our children, Parents, whether single mother, or a single father, whatever situation of life you find yourself, give the education of your children especially the girl child a priority because in the future you will be happy doing that”
While saying women faced a lot of challenges while aiming higher in their career Mrs Olumoko urged men to be supportive and see their wives’ achievements as their own.
Speaking on the activities of NAWOJ in Ondo state, Mrs Olumoko explained that rhe aasociation was affecting the society positively through payment of tuition and buying of books for indigent students calling on philanthropists to assist the association in sustainning the gesture.