The National Council of Women Society (NCWS), has called on governments at all levels to make achievable, policies that would propel the nation’s growth and development.
The NCWS President, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, made the call in a message made available to the Nigeria News Agency , on Monday in Abuja.
Shoda stressed the need for more development, in spite of some laudable achievements in some areas.
“We call on governments at all level to make achievable policies that will put Nigeria in the comity of developed and prosperous nations.
”We are not yet there. We need to improve on all sectors of the economy and ensure that things are functioning well and that women are properly taken into consideration
”We have very daunting challenges ahead which require sacrifices in nation building, commitment and selflessness, which have somehow eluded us.
“We need to restore infrastructure, create jobs and provide ways and means for creating wealth for the citizenry.”
She particularly emphasised the need to improve the security of the nation so as to free Nigerians from kidnappers, robbers, killers and corrupt elements.
“Kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, money laundering, internet fraud, various forms of scams must be vigorously fought.
“We must have timeline for stopping these scourges,” she said.
Shoda lamented that women were usually worst hit where there was strife, insecurity and other vices, urging the government and the people to bring an end to the vices.
Edited by Dorcas Jonah and Ephraims Sheyin
NCWS condoles with Kwara Governor over father’s death
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Monday condoled with Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara over the death of his father, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, National President, NCWS in a statement commiserated with the government and people of Kwara State and the Ilorin Emirate over the demise of their patriarch.
Shoda said that the late elder statesman was a trailblazer, being the first in virtually all areas of his endeavour among his people.
According to her, late Mutawali of Ilorin was the first lawyer in Northern Nigeria who left indelible footprints on legal practices and public service in Nigeria.
”Alhaji AbdulRazaq lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation by all, she said.
NAN reports that the Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers.
The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat, illustrious children (including incumbent Gov. AbdulRazaq), and grandchildren.
She prayed God to accept his soul and grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear his loss.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Harassment: NCWS calls on FG to protect Joy Nunieh
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has urged the Federal Government to protect Ms. Joy Nunieh from all forms of physical and emotional harassment while she faces probe.
Nunieh is a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Mrs Laraba Shoda, the National President of NCWS made the call in a statement in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nunieh is currently facing investigation into an alleged financial recklessness of N22.6 billion said to have been perpetrated under her stewardship at the NDDC.
According to her, Nunieh should be allowed to face the Senate Committee handling the probe to defend herself without intimidation.
”All forms of harassment and intimidations should stop. We are not against her being probed but what we don’t want is for her to be harassed in any way.
“The Senate Committee should be allowed to do proper investigations into the alleged misappropriation of funds and if she is found guilty, the law should take its cause,” she said.
Shoda also commended Gov. Nyesom Wike for rescuing Nunieh and freeing her from the supposed “house arrest” by suspected armed policemen.
”We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, having constituted a committee to end all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV), to protect Nunieh and allow her face the probe in peace.
”It is bad enough that she is undergoing a probe but an harassment will be too much for her to bear.
”We should please understand that she is a woman and needs our protection.
Edited By: Ese E. Ekama (NAN)
NCWS condoles with family of late Arotile
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Friday commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died at the age of 24.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, National President of NCWS, in in a statement in Abuja, described Arotile as a trailblazer and called on other young women not to be discourage by her sudden death.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Arotile died of head injuries sustained after a former school friend accidentally reversed into her while she was trying to greet her.
”Arotile died less than a year after she was decorated as the first female combatant helicopter pilot. We condoled with the family, friends, and her colleagues from the Nigerian Air Force where she had worked.
”We call on other young women that had the desire to become combatant helicopter pilots not to be discourage. I am sure that God in His wisdom knows best.
”May the Almighty God give her parents, loved ones and all Nigerian women the fortitude to bear this great loss. We will miss her greatly.
Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)
NCWS celebrates Shoda at 70
Members of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), on Tuesday, congratulated an elder statesman, Col. Emma Shoda (rtd.) on his 70th birthday.
The President of NCWS, Mrs Gloria Shoda, in a statement issued in Abuja, described him as a worthy elder statesman, with impeccable service to Nigeria.
According to her, Shoda has been an amazing husband, father and confidant.
”You are a friend and pillar of support through our journey together. I praise the Almighty for giving you to me as my life partner.
”On behalf of members of NCWS, I congratulate Col. Shoda (rtd) on his 70th birthday. You are a worthy elder statesman, with impeccable service to Nigeria and humanity,” she said.
Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq