The president of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Dr (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda, has called on Nigerian women to be focused in whatever they do and to always contribute their quota to the development of the country.
Speaking yesterday, on the planned 60th anniversary celebration of the council and National Women Summit, scheduled for next month, Shoda also called on Nigerian women to learn a skill and to stop staying idle and be waiting for government jobs, adding that there are so many things a woman can do to earn money, without waiting for government.
Shoda explained that the theme of the anniversary celebration, which is ‘Change Leadership and Gender Balance’, was chosen for Nigerian women to strike a balance for women quota.
“We need to develop the Nigerian women. We need to fulfill what we have at the end of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2030. We want to balance the power so that Nigeria will be in a better position.
“We want to know what is really our quota in the Nigerian political arena, because in all countries of the world, why they have affirmative action is to make things balance. It doesn’t mean that we in these countries are weak.”
She maintained that the council needs to develop the women, not only in the professional areas, but also to fulfill what the council is expected to meet at the end of the SDGs.
The NCWS president stated that the council within the last two years has done so much for Nigerian women to better their lives, including empowerment programmes, skills acquisition programmes, sensitization and so many advocacy visits.