International Women’s Day: NUJ Zone B salutes Nigerian women’s courage in politics, other spheres
… Urges Nigerian men to keep encouraging, allowing women’s visibility
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zone B, has commended the courage and doggedness of the Nigeria women in politics and other spheres of life in recent times, noting that women have began to make more meaningful impact on the growth and development of the country.
Vice-President of the NUJ, South West Zone, Comrade Ronke Afebioye- Samo, in a release on Wednesday, noted that Nigeria women of this generation deserve commendation for their active and productive roles in the public sphere and thus, “deserve to be celebrated on a day like the women’s day which is today”.
Samo observed that women are taking greater responsibilities in the present day Nigeria and this is exemplified by a female Deputy Governor emerging in Ekiti, Office of the First Lady being recognized , women emerging as Presidential, Governorship and Senatorial candidates of political parties as well as more women becoming ministers in the cabinet of the Federal Government. She said this is a welcome development in the country.
The release reads further: ” We use a day like this to celebrate these great and aspiring Nigerian women who are making the Nigerian womenfolk really proud with their focus and achievements in all ways.
“We salute their courage and doggedness in ensuring that they compete favourably well with men in governance, politics, and the corporate world, among others.
“We equally use this medium to advocate for more support for our women in their aspirations for greater heights. We therefore, urge the menfolk not to see these aspiring women as having inordinate ambitions but positive ambitions that would make our society much better if achieved.
“We also advocate for more empowerment for our women in terms of educational empowerment for the girl child, occupational or vocational empowerment for young and middle aged women in need of such and a level playing ground for all the women with men in their pursuit of greater and loftier heights in their various fields of human endeavour.
” Above all, we salute our women who are soaring high in their fields and making the world to realize that there is so much that women can do to make things better in our world.
“God bless the Nigerian women, God bless our men and long live Nigeria,” Samo said.