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Abaribe, others to discuss knotty issues at Igbo women confab August 21

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Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District and Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, and other panelists will discuss various issues on positioning women as equal stakeholders in national development on Saturday, August 21.

Women socio-cultural group, Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo (NNII), disclosed this in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Nnedinso Ogaziechi, announcing its one-year anniversary, themed: ‘Enhancing Women’s Participation and Partnership in Governance and Development’.

Ogaziechi, who noted that the event would feature three sessions, said the vision of the group is to galvanise women across regional and religious lines to intensify the push for complimentary leadership that can facilitate development.

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She said this is necessary, coming especially after the global economic crisis in a pandemic that triggered deeper problems in all sectors of national and global life.

She noted: “This would be in line with the motto of the group, ‘Partnering for Development’. This, to Nkata, would entail a revival of our valued cultures and moral ethos, a deeper socio-cultural impact, a better economic empowerment and good political inclusiveness that can fully help to maximise the capacity of empowered women.”

The statement said former Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, who is also the chairman Board of Advisers of the group, would present an address. It added: “The Board of Trustees chairperson, a former United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Regina Amadi-Njoku, would equally speak. The group has a line up of other eminent and trans-generational group of panelists like, veteran actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett; and activist, Aisha Yesufu.

Chikere; IT specialist, Obianuju Kanu Ogoko; financial service professional, Onyeka Akpaida; spoken word poet, Dike Chukwumerije; public health specialist, Dr. Stella Iwuagwu; and Dr. Sussie Ayam-Okoro.”

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