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Lawyers Seek More Women In Governance

Ebere Chibuzor

A group of women under the aegis of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Lagos State branch, has called on more women involvement in power and decision making process.

This was the position of the women lawyers during this year’s Law Week which commenced yesterday with the theme “Women In Power And Decision Making” un- der the distinguished chairmanship of Dele Adesina, SAN.

Speaking at the Law Week, Adesina said that one day, a woman will emerge as President of Nigeria. She however, advised that wom- en must first picture it from their hearts; and when the heart purposes it, it will not be difficult to handle.

The legal luminary who advised women to work hard and double up in all their endeavors said that is the only way to surpass the men.

Another speaker at the Law Week, Mr. Monday Ubani pointed out that the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan tried to put women in key positions, adding that women have been oc- cupying key positions in the world since 1997 and they have been doing well.

Some of these women who have made achieve- ments in their various fields according to Ubani include Margret Thatcher, Ran- some Kuti, Dora Akuyeli, Oby Okwesilieze, Patience Ozorkwor and Genevive Nnaji, Dezian Madueke, ex- Finance Minister, Okonjo Iwealla amongst others.

Emphasising that women are creative and hardworking, Ubani urged women to enforce human rights in any attempt of discrimination in their work places

“Women should equally use their numerical strength to achieve this; they should recognize and learn to appreciate themselves.

President Women Arise for Change Initiative Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin also deliv- ered the key lecture. She said women have to be serious to meet their demands, saying that if they are giving opportunity, the nation will excel.

Odumakin who was decorated with an award at the legal forum noted that women are equally leaders in the home.


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