“How to break down the barriers against women” | The Guardian Nigeria News
The wife of Deputy Governor of Imo State, Dr. Bola Njoku postulated that in order to break down barriers against women, they need to be mentored through capacity building. She described it as a task in front of women in addition to encouraging each other.
Njoku, who spoke at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Women Association (MOUAUWA), said women should be confident and focused in everything they do. Njoku was the Pioneer President when her husband, Professor Placid Njoku (now Deputy Governor of Imo State) was the Pioneer Vice Chancellor of the university.
In addition, the wife of the former Governor of Ebonyi State and keynote speaker, Ms. Eunice Egwu, who spoke on “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”, called for more attention to the flexibility of capacities inherent in men and women.
Noting that there has been a struggle for equality between the sexes in areas such as equal opportunity, economic and political emancipation, among others, she attributed the general apathy and discriminatory disposition of men as some of the reasons for not being reasonably successful in the quest for gender equality. .
Ms. Egwu said, “Basically, we have to analyze our mindset, our perception, our stereotypical attitude and our prejudices towards the female sex. If we all start treating each other with respect and love, regardless of gender, we will have a better society.
In her remarks, the Host President of MOUAUWA, Dr. Nkechinyere Iwe, called the meeting special and cited the celebration of this year’s Women’s Day as a special celebration of the achievements of women in all aspects of their lives. .
She recalled that March 8 each year has been set as a global date for women in recognition of what women and girls represent in the world. The event witnessed the launch of the MOUAUWA N60 million roller coaster bus purchase fund and the presentation of an award to the wife of Imo Deputy Governor Dr Njoku in recognition of her contribution to the success of the association as a pioneer president.