By Marie-Therese Nanlong
JOS—The plights of widows and the girl-child in multicultural Nigeria have again been brought to the fore, with a call on all citizens of goodwill to contribute and render assistance that will alleviate the challenges they are facing.
The widow and girl-child were also charged not to live fear-dominated lives, but take their destinies in their hands and seek help at appropriate quarters, whenever the need arises, so people don’t take advantage of their vulnerability and exploit them.
These were the views of the wife of Plateau State governor, Mrs. Regina Lalong, during her investiture as Patron of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, in the association’s recently-concluded National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Jos, Plateau State.
She said: “As women journalists, you have been liberated by your education and exposure to, not only identify the challenges that women face, but also intensify the campaign that will draw attention to these challenges and bring about solutions to all unhealthy practices and traditions that hinder the attainment of the full potential of the womenfolk generally.”
Earlier, the President of NAWOJ, Ifeyinwa Omowole, and the Plateau State Chairperson of the association, Jennifer Yerima, said women of different status will have a new lease of life at the end of the event.