Igbos for Progressive Nigeria, (IPAN) has described women as pillars of development and transformation in every society.
IPAN National President, Comrade Lawrence Onuzulike stated this today while briefing newsmen, to mark 2021 International Women’s Day”.
Comrade Onuzulike made a passionate appeal to governments and legislators to enact laws that will promote and enhance gender equality in the country.
He noted that women are endowed with unique potentials, creativity and rare innovations, these he added, contributed to their excellent achievements in world all over.
“Women are home mangers and peace makers and source of love and joy which they will utilise for the benefit of our dear country.
“For man to be successful, there must be virtuous woman behind him. Let virtuous woman be behind leadership in our country through active participation in politics.
“I commend Supreme Court for it’s land mark judgment that gave rights of inheritance of husband and father’s properties to womenfolk.
“Significantly there is urgent need to give more political opportunity to womenfolk to enable them exhibits their full potentials and creativity.
“They should utilise their closeness to their children, influence on their husband and respect they command from the larger society to help transform the country for better and work assiduously toward eliminating social ills.
“As the central theme is Choose to Challenge, Nigeria women should more ever before challenge all impediment towards the emancipation of women from segregation and gender discrimination.
“It will be a step in the right direction to use this year’s International Women Day to intensify efforts toward fight against violence against women, child abuses, rape, sex for mark and human trafficking.
“Women are supposed to be harbingers of peace, justice, truth, equality and equity. They at all times tell their husband in politics what they should know and do for the betterment of the country.
“It is noteworthy that virtuous woman precipitates virtuous family, society and country. I appeal to Nigeria women to always love, respect and honour their husbands, whereas husband must love, care, share pains, sorrows and sufferings of their wives as the greatest gift to womenfolk in commemoration of 2021 International Women Day. “