Wife of Governor of Kaduna State Asia Ahmed El-rufai has urged Nigerian women to follow their dreams and support one another to be successful in life.
The governor’s wife said this at an empowerment and mentorship event on Saturday in Abuja.
She said that women should recognise and use their awesome and God-given power to raise up children that would move the society forward.
“I am able to stand today and achieve all that I have achieved because women supported me, so, we should support each other.
“Some of us are meant to be governors, president and all that, some are also meant to be chief executive officers but that does not mean that we cannot be friends because you have a higher position,” she said.
Speaking, Mrs Munira Suleiman, Convener, the Glam Empowerment and Mentorship Programme, said that the event would create an avenue for women of diverse social, religious and cultural backgrounds to come together to discuss issues affecting their growth in society.
Suleiman said that this month’s edition of the event was organised to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day.
She urged single ladies to take their time, think and pray about it before going into marriage.
“A lot of people get married today due to different reasons and the social media have taken over the realities of life, that is why we see some people getting married for flimsy and different excuses.
“I would say to the younger ones that you need to know what you want and what you are getting yourself into.
“You need somebody who knows who you are, what you are and what you intend to be in the future,” she said.
Mrs Stella Okotete, National Women Leader, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC),, noted that the party was working on empowering women to occupy political positions in the country.
“We have a lobby group for the women and so, we hope that by the grace of God, in 2023, we would have nothing less than 108 women, representing Nigerian women in the National Assembly.
“We would also have good number of women in the Federal Executive Council and also heading government parastatals agencies.
“You know when you give a woman a job, she delivers on it and the nation would move forward,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event also featured two sessions of panelists who discussed on the topic “Family Life and Career”.