As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate International women’s day, women have been admonished to exhibit good virtues in order to attain their desired goals.

This was the submission of respondents who spoke with Radio Nigeria on the occasion of the day which has the theme: gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

International Women’s Day has become a date to celebrate how far women have come in society, politics and in economics across the World.

Speaking on status of the proposed 35per cent affirmative action for women in Politics bill, Member of the National Assembly, Representing Ede North, Egbedore and Ejigbo federal constituency, Osun State, Mr. Bamidele Salam explained that when the proposal failed to scale through, he moved for an amendment to 15per cent which was seconded by Representative Musa Bagos from Plateau state and with the hope that more members will support the bill.

Mr Salam restated his commitment to the principles of gender balancing, inclusive bills and support anytime the occasion arises.

He stressed that the role of women in nation building cannot be overemphasized, hence the need to give them required support and assistance.

Also in her remark, Chairman Osun state House of Assembly committee on women and children affairs, Alhaja Mulikat Abiola said Women are expected to be good Managers of the home and resources, hence the need to uphold their family.

Alhaja Abiola explained that women are the spies and salt of the world therefore they should respect their spouses as well as ensure they focus on proper upbringing of their children for a better society.

She commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola led administration for his various Policies aimed at improving the lives of women and children in the state.

Responding, The Vice Chairperson, National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Osun State Chapter, Mrs Abosede Egbedele decried the stigmatization and molestation of women and girls in the Nigerian society.

On the issues of molestation of minors, the NAWOJ Vice Chairperson Osun, said women should not allow their business or career affect their role of supervising the girl and boy child from fallen victims of societal ills.

Mrs Egbedele emphasized that women should rise to support their colleagues who have political ambition as women are noted for good leadership qualities.

Mojisola Oladele


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