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Women vital to Nigeria’s survival, says Okogie

By Etop Ekanem

THE Catholic ArchBishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has said the salvation of Nigeria lies with women. He added that he would not be surprised if in five years time the country produces a female president.

Okogie spoke during the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Lagos Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Mothers on the theme, You Will Be My Witnesses, at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, in Lagos, weekend.

He said: “Mothers have a lot of responsibilities to give to this nation and our women are trying to come to the forefront.

“Those who are already in the corridor of power have been doing well except one or two. And when you compare that with the number of men who have been saddled with the responsibility in the country, a lot of our men are failures.

“The women must recognise their great power and charisma which the good Lord has given to them to make a change in the society.

“People might call them the weaker sex, but they are not weak. I will not be surprised that in five years time we would have a female president. And it is going to happen.”

President of the Lagos Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Mrs Veronica Odunuga, said: “If we are witnesses to God, doing what God expects us to do; if all of us witness for God, carry God’s gospel to every nooks and crannies of Nigeria; we will see the great difference it will make and our society will be a better place to live.”


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