The need for economic empowerment of women in Nigeria has been reiterated by the State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Kwara State, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi.
Adeyemi reiterated this on Thursday while receiving on a working visit, a team from the National Action for Women Agenda (NAWA) Kwara State.
In his words ” we cannot deny the truth that the inclusion of women in the nation building process is necessary, hence, efforts must be sustained to ensure that women, especially those at the grassroots are given an enabling environment for their maximum inputs.”
If empowered, Adeyemi noted that women contributions will help in tackling most of the root causes of the incessant violence and insecurity in our country.
In her comments, Mrs Adenike Babajamu, the Kwara State Coordinator of National Action for Women Agenda (NAWA) emphasised that although the inclusion of women in peace building processes gained momentum in policy discussions over the last 20 years, the number of women in decision-making positions remains relatively small hence the need to do more to adjust the imbalance.
Babajamu noted that NAWA has decided to take the women empowerment bulls by the horn by embarking on a project in partnership with NOA
She said the project is designed to drive the process of a genuine bottom and top advocacy through women and other stakeholders (Religious and community leaders) engagement on family values re – orientation.
The NAWA coordinator also noted that the project will promote national consciousness and patriotism among Nigerian citizens especially the youths, through campaign on social re-orientation, attitudinal change and civic responsibility narrative in women empowerment.
Nigerians were therefore called upon to promote the girl child education and team up to empower women.
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6th October, 2022