BusinessGender & EquityAnambra Walk for Life: Women Advocates for Inclusiveness, Commitment to Nation Building

Avatar PilotnewsSeptember 8, 2022

By Ada Nwanagum (Staff Correspondent)


Not fewer than a hundred and fifty women in Anambra State were charged to intensify their involvement in political activities in order to take their pride of place in the country and play supportive roles in their homes to earn the respect of their husbands and children at home

Labour Party candidate for Awka North and South federal constituency Prof Liliana Orogbu made the call during the Walk For Life program and health talk organized by the Ultimate Business Women And Farmers Association Of Nigeria (UBWFAN).

“The era of the saying that it is a man’s thing has passed and we can only be counted in the politics and governance of this country if we get fully involved in Political activities.

“If all of us here who are members of this association numbering over a hundred can stand and be counted at least we shall have some of you in elective positions or political appointments and those burning issues about the welfare of women and children would be put on the front burner; she noted.

The National Patroness of the Association, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna, expressed her happiness being in the midst of women who are doing great things.

She noted that she has the support of millions of people because of her role and virtues as a woman. And encouraged the women to vote wisely for people who can lead Nigeria well so that they will have enough resources to eat a balanced diet.

Prof Okunna however lamented that women in Anambra State are not well positioned in the politics of the state. She equally called on the ministry of women’s affairs to add more effort and work harder to get it achieved.

The wife of the Anambra state Commissioner of Police Mrs. Ikemi Echeng who is also the state Chairperson of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) while speaking through her representative  Mrs. Melody Obili, noted that support for women’s health is one that needs to be encouraged.

While assuring for a continued partnership with the association in all its activities added that the programs of the association are similar to what POWA is doing as a body.

In her address earlier the National President of the Association Hon Nkiru Nwagbo noted that “The Walk for Life project is one of our organization ways aimed at lending support to the women to keep fit while attending to their respective businesses.”

“This time, we are concerned not only about their physical well-being but also their mental strength and we believe that a healthy body produces stable minds.”

This organization has local government Coordinators and women leaders in all the markets in Anambra State as well as the electoral wards in the state.”

“Aside from addressing the physical and mental capacity of members we have also perfected plans to key into the National Economic hub of the country through different empowerment programs,” she said.

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