…Says they operate open government
Wife of Anambra State Governor, Dr. Nonye Soludo has said the present state government operates an open government.
Receiving a merit award on behalf of the governor’s wife during the leadership training cum award ceremony of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Anambra State Branch, held at Hilton Leisure Hotel, Awka, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo, said Soludo’s administration operates open government where everyone can feel free with.
Obinabo said since women know the importance of working for government, they should not hesitate to come when need be,
She advised them to keep moving, and always work together in unity and love in order to succeed.
In her remarks, a onetime Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ego Uzoezie, noted that women are encouragers and pillars for success, recalling that during Mr Peter Obi’s administration, her ministry, through the government supported NCWS in different capacities.
Dr. Ego Uzoezie called on all women organisations in the state to accord respect to NCWS” since it is a mother organisation to which they can operate and benefit from.
Also speaking, the National President, NCWS, Lami Adamu Lau, charged women to be up and doing in politics to create more impact in nation building by working as a team, adding, that they can only achieve positive result by identifying themselves with NCWS.
Hajiya Haliya thanked the governor’s wife for supporting NCWS and promised that NCWS would work for the government since it is not good to work alone in any state.
She added that Anambra State is blessed because of its good leaders who support each other for the best.
She as well appreciated NCWS, Anambra State Branch for efforts so far in ensuring their voices are heard both at the state and federal level.
The national president narrated that NCWS, being a non-governmental organisation is aimed at serving humanity and is best known for its discipline, honesty and urged women to always lead by example .
In her contribution, former Minister for Women Affairs and chairman of the occasion, Iyom Josephine Anenih, explained that NCWS is the umbrella of all the women societies in Nigeria through which their voices are heard and urged women to cherish and value the society.
Iyom expressed delighted that since 1991 when NCWS came in existence in Anambra State, it has been waxing from strength to strength, congratulating it’s members for their efforts so far.
She lamented that for ages, men have been given series of opportunities to rule Nigerians but have failed and called on women saying: “It is time for us to sit up for better Nigeria”.
Earlier in her welcome address, the state president of NCWS, Lady Theresa Nnalue revealed the aims of the event – to give awards to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and had contributed enormously towards humanity especially with regards to women, youths and children, as well as to install the wife of the governor Dr. Nonye Soludo as patron of NCWS.
Lady Nnalue noted that the event would also go a long way in equipping the new elected officers with requisite skills to uphold better leadership ethics.
Presenting a paper tagged, ‘Women in Leadership-Bridge Builders’, a resource person, Ijeoma Udensi, stressed that women are very essential ingredients and glue for sustainable development and economic growth but need commitment to personal development to build skills and competence.
Lady Udensi suggested that there should be social reorientation and attitude and behavioural change among the women as a way forward for women in leadership.
Also in her presentation titled, ‘Leadership’, Dr. Abazu Helen Uzo, noted that a leader if unable to achieve results through people is worthless as a leader, stressing that it is necessary to have a position of authority over the people you are leading.