The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has advised women to be more tolerant and vigilant during the lockdown, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid increase of domestic violence.
Mrs Gloria Shoda, National President, NCWS, gave the advised in a statement issued in Abuja.
According to her, the lockdown comes with a lot of challenges and women as care givers, mothers and wives should be more tolerant to accommodate the excesses of their children and husband.
”Since the lockdown has made it compulsory for everybody to sit at home, this no doubt will also be a challenging time to women who has the responsibility of providing safe landing for her family.
”As national council of women, we want our women to watch out on what their children and husband are doing during the lockdown.
”Now that the school have been close and offices shut down to curtail the spread of the virus, most people are idle and as the saying goes, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
”Lots of crimes are bound to occur in times like this so I want women to try to talk to their children and engage them in meaningful activities.
”I want our women to be very watchful particularly to our young adults that are not in school. I know some schools are running online lectures but for the ones that are not, mothers should look for things to keep them busy.
”I advise women to keep a date with DSTV CHANNEL 317, where
primary school lessons on all subjects are going on throughout the day. We should also look out for other stations with similar programmes.
”This will go a long way to keep the children busy and take their minds from social vices.
Shoda said that since the numbers of infected persons has continue to increase in the country, we should all abide by the instructions of social distance, used of face mask and washing of hands regularly.