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Human rights crusader, Ezekwueme, task women on rescuing Nigeria

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HUMAN Rights activist and social crusader, Vincent Ezekwueme has called on Nigerian women to use their unique and rare potentials given them by God to rescue the country from challenges facing it. 

  These, he noted, include incessant mindless killings, banditry, terrorism, insurgency, Boko Haram/herders farmers clashes, armed robbery, kidnapping, bad governance, disunity and insecurity.  

 Mr Ezekwueme made the remarks while delivering a public lecture with the theme: “Give Enough Political Power to Women” to members of the Women Arise For Change Initiative in commemoration of 2022 International Women’s Day. 

“It is pertinent to note that Nigerian women have played and still playing indispensable and unavoidable roles toward socioeconomic development of our dear country and humanity. 

“This year’s theme: “Gender Equality For A Sustainable Development” is most appropriate now that the Nigerian women are not given their rightful place in political appointments and nomination of candidates by political parties during elections. 

“Governments, political parties should ensure gender equality in their primary elections and political appointments. It is of prime importance for women to counsel their children not to be used as thugs during elections and for their husbands in politics to be selfless and patriotic. 

“We commend some Nigerian women that have done the country proud, especially Dr Joe Odumakin, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Amina Pepple and the late Prof. Dora Akunyili. 

“We appeal to Nigerian women to properly utilise their numerical strength, influence and closeness to their husbands and children to ensure that men and women of impeccable integrity, patriotism and transparency are elected in the 2023 General Elections.  

“They should spare no efforts to inculcate moral rectitude in their children and comfortably share the burdens of life with their husbands with love and compassion. 

“Worthy of note is that good family precipitates good society, state and country,” noted Ezekwueme, who is also Chairman, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO).  

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