Women across the length and the breadth of Nigeria especially in Osun state have been charged to brace up and wake up to the current challenges bedeviling the Country ranging from insecurity, economic instability and other social crisis.
The General Coordinator of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo Rev.Fr. Peter Akinkunmi stated this in his Women’s Equality Day’s message made available to the Newsmen in Osogbo.
Fr. Akinkunmi said that the women’s indifference across the country in the nation’s affairs has been a big minus to her socio-economic and political developments which would not be too good for her.
He noted further that the significant potentials of women in this contemporary world cannot be overemphasized particularly to Democracy and Good Governance and this is why women have to rise to the occasion by availing themselves of political offices for a better Nigeria.
While commending Nigerian women who have been standing out in their various chosen careers and fields like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and among many others. He enjoined other Nigerian women to take a cue from these women of substance.
“Non-participation of women in Nigeria’s political space, key policy-making and economic planning is a big minus to the nation’s good governance and her progress. I think it is high time Nigerian women braced up and harnessed their God-given potentials for the development of Nigeria as this is not the best time to play indifference at least for the sake of posterity.
He however used the medium to celebrate all the Nigerian women across the country as the world marks International Women’s Equality Day while expressing his optimism in a better Nigeria through women’s participation in politics and community development.