By: Joshua Adinoyi
The Chairman, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Kogi State Branch, Engr. Mrs. Christiana Omatola, has called on women in positions of authority and influence, to always seek to help other women achieve their goals.
Engr. Christiana made the call in an interview with a Correspondent of the Intelligence News at an event to commemorate this year’s IWD, organized by the Special Adviser on Women Affairs to the Governor, Hon. Asmau Gogo Kabir, in partnership with the Kogi State Women Professionals at the Glass House, Government House, Lokoja – Kogi State Capital.
The State APWEN Chairman said there’s always a feel fulfillment, comfort and inner joy, when one uses his/her position to help others, saying that the need to always render helping hands to others cannot be overemphasized.
She noted that the International Women’s Day celebration creates opportunity for women to remind themselves of heroines that has paid the supreme price to ensure the libration of women nationwide, calling on them to also seek to create positive legacies they will be remembered for.
“The International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March every year is a day set aside for women to celebrate themselves, to love and appreciate themselves and to also know that the world recognized their efforts
“My message to women as we celebrate the 2023 International Women’s Day, my advice to Women is that whatever position we found ourselves, let’s see it as a privilege not opportunity to oppress other women
“Let’s give others a sense of belonging and let’s be committed to lifting others higher when the opportunity present itself” she stressed.
The Kogi State APWEN Chairman praised Governor Yahaya Bello’s Special Adviser on Women Affairs, Hon. Asmau Gogo Kabir for her foresight at organizing the event in collaboration with the Kogi State Women Professionals and described the event as a huge success.