Seek more women participation in politics, NAWOJ urged
In continuation of its advocacy visit to various organizations, the newly elected executive of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ FCT Chapter, has been called upon to pay adequate attention to issues affecting the female journalists with emphasis on active participation in politics.
Giving this advice during the association’s visit to Anambra Liaison office was the head of mission, Mrs. Edith Mike-Ejezie.
Mike-Ejezie stated that NAWOJ is a veritable platform for the advancement of various issues relating to women and children.
She said it was important for women to be visible in the political space rather than be at the background, adding that politics is a game of number with women having the advantage.
She urged the association to continue to ensure women politicians utilize their abilities and creativity in shaping the political platform given to them.
She commended the NAWOJ for amplifying the voices of women, saying journalists work for the society and projecting the image of people as well as boosting their confidence to be heard and seen in various field of their careers.
Responding, the chairperson of NAWOJ FCT, Comrade Stella Okoh-Esene congratulated the state for the peaceful election and the reelection of Governor Willie Obiano, while commiserating with them on the glorious passage of its frontline leader, Chief Alex Ekwueme.
She said the association remains in the forefront of encouraging women to distinguish themselves in any position they find themselves and assured that the association will not relent in ensuring women play a vital role in the political space as well as empowering them professionally to add value to the system.