Women need support system in work, market places – NAWOJ President
President, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole has called for a support system for mothers in work and market places.
Mrs Omowole made the call in Ibadan at the opening session of a two-day workshop on safe motherhood organized by the NAWOJ.
She noted that if support systems were provided, mothers would be able to perform optionally at work.
She also urged Oyo State Governor, the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the alleged serial killer, Sunday Shodipe is rearrested and brought to book, noting that women are more vulnerable.
In a remark, the Vice President of NAWOJ, Zone B, Mrs Morenike Tony-Esan advocated the importance of breastfeeding to children.
She counselled the participants to be attentive to the training so as to training their members.
Welcoming the participants, the Chairperson, Oyo NAWOJ, Mrs Jadesola Ajibola noted that safety of mothers was paramount and starts from the girl-child.
She, however, decried the fact that a lot of women died as their safety is not ensured.
The Special Assistant to NUJ President, Mrs Abimbola Oyetunde, observed that everybody has a role to play to in safeguarding the girl-child from all sorts of assault.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Hajia Faosat Sanni and Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun appreciated the organisers of the workshop .
NAWOJ chairpersons from Zone B which comprises of Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Osun,Ondo and kwara state were in attendance for the two-day workshop.