A Non-Governmental Organisation, the South-Women Arise for Nigeria (SWAFON), on in Lagos on Friday, gathered to discuss on how to promote unity and peace in the country.
The NGO called on women to participate in politics come 2023.
The Co-convener, Mrs Bolanle Idowu, appealed to women to come out and have a voice in the electoral process in the country.
“The women have come together today to talk about Nigeria because we women have been praying and it is now time to take action.
“We are going to come out with a communique and we are going to be participating in the electoral process come 2023,” she said.
Idowu urged women to ensure they took part in the electoral process in the coming election.
“Women should come out and register in different political parties and ensure they participate in the country’s politics,” she said.
Earlier, a Nollywood Actress, Jaiye Kuti, who spoke during the gathering called on women not to fold their arms, saying that they had a role to play in ensuring a better Nigeria.
“We all hear security reports every day, so we need to raise our voices and let the government know that we are here to help.
”We need to also inject the youth into governance to bring about change,” she said.
Another Actress, Bimbo Akintola, said that women were nation- builders.
”Every women needs to come out to build the nation.
”We need to build this nation and it should start from our homes,” she said.
Another Woman, Feyi Olayinka, advised women to continue to pray for the country while urging every south Sest women to arise and make Nigeria great.
The President, Women in Africa, Mrs Hafsat Abiola-Costello, urged the women to make their voices heard in the country
”This is time for women to make a change in the country. Women have big responsibility in nation building.
”It is time our hospitals, roads, schools got better. When our infrastructure are in good shape, these would be advantageous to our children and future generations,” she said.
Abiola-Costello appealed to all South West women to join other Nigerian women in discussing the future of the nation.
“There is a lot of crisis in the country, so it is time for us to make this country a better place,” she said.
Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, Former President of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), said that Nigeria must remain one.
”Every woman has a role to play in making a great country,” she said.
– May 14, 2021 @ 19:35 GM