Aisha Buhari, Ifeanyi Okowa canvass sensitisation on women empowerment
Wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, and Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, have called for the sensitisation of stakeholders on the empowerment of females in the country.
Speaking at the launch of two books written by Dr. Esther Uduehi in Asaba yesterday, the duo harped on the need for attitudinal change on gender mainstreaming and empowerment of women.
The books are ‘Motivational Factors In The Nigerian Civil Service’ and ‘Global Development In Gender Mainstreaming: The Nigerian Experience’.
Okowa said: “There is an oppressive attitude within our society and we need to change it. We need to re-educate our people down to the villages and towns, provide space for our women. The empowerment of the Nigerian women is driven towards the empowerment of the family, as she will know what to do for the family.
“Until they become empowered, they cannot compete with the men. But the drive has to come from the women, as most of them do not encourage their own. Women, on their part, have to start putting subtle pressure on the society.”