Written by Laraba Murey

Don’t elect questionable characters -NCWS

 The National Council of Women Societies,NCWS, has warned women against electing people with questionable character into positions of authorities in the country. 

Speaking during the election of new executive members of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter of the NCWS, held in Abuja last week,

National President of the council, Dr. Gloria Shoda, urged members to vote against the emergence of such characters in the council’s leadership and in the country at large. 

Shoda disclosed that the national office of the council has records of some members of the council in the FCT, whose character are questionable, adding that it would not allow such members to contest any election organised by the council or to emerge as leaders of the society at any level. 

Earlier, the Acting Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Hajia Safiya Umar, had called on women to always contribute towards the development of their families, their communities and Nigeria at large. 

Represented by Mrs. Agnes Utah-Hart, the director, gender department of the secretariat, Umar charged women to work together to remove the abnormalities that affect the families today so as to move Nigeria forward. 

She advised the incoming executive members of the council in the FCT chapter to work as a team and to be focused, to achieve results more than the previous administration, adding that the council could only achieve success if there is unity among members. 

“We encourage them to synergise more so that the FCT chapter of the council will be a reference point for others. Every mother has a lot to contribute to her immediate family, extended family, to the community and to the nation at large. Women can work together and achieve. Don’t judge any woman. Don’t condemn any woman, because together as women we will go places,” she added. 

Also speaking, the outgoing president of NCWS, FCT chapter, Mrs. Nancy Bulus, advised women to ensure, unity, cooperation, humility and understanding among members so as to achieve the good objectives of the Nigerian women. 


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