19 March 2021 By Remi Johnson
As part of efforts to climax the week long International women’s day in the FCT, Women have been encouraged to develop themselves by acquiring the leadership skills that will help them make a difference in their endeavours.
Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu gave the advise in Abuja.
She urged women to be industrious, faithful and submissive to their husbands to get their support to push for higher positions, noting that every woman has what it takes to be at their best, if given the opportunity.
Dr Ramatu Tijjani eulogised great women of history like Queen Amina of Zazzau, Princess Inipki of Igala kingdom and described them as role models.
She also celebrated Dr Jumai Ahmadu, a woman who is making history in FCT, Africa and the International domain in championing the course of women, children and the needy.
The Minister of State gave a standing ovation for Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala for her bravery, intelligence charisma, and leadership skills that has brought honour to her family and the country at large.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola said the FCT Administration would not relent in promoting gender equality through empowerment and disbursement of conditional cash transfer programme as well as other social, economic and political benefits.
Head, Publicity and Enlightenment FCTA, Comrade Ikharo Attah tasked women to cultivate the habit of supporting their fellow women to grow, particularly in the political space.
National Chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Ladi Bala, chose to challenge insecurity in schools, with a call on relevant authorities to act now and rescue the nation from the hands of bandits.
Similarly, the President, National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, Dr Gloria Shoda who called for a level playing field for all, prayed for an end to kidnapping and abduction of school children in Nigeria.