Senator Uche Ekwunife in commemoration of the International Women’s Day has urged women to be more resilient towards achieving their potentials. She said this in a statement released on Wednesday by her media office.
In her statement, she said: “women are sound policy makers and natural change agents; they remain the life support of not just many homes but many functional establishments”
She further stated that Nigeria’s political space needs to be opened up to encourage the involvement of more women. “My experience in the political field has taught me that women who wish to succeed in Nigeria’s political space need to put in a great deal of effort to pull through in our male dominated political field”, she said.
She went further to say that her involvement in politics has not affected her in the discharge of her duties to her lovely husband and children. “The mindset that women should seat back and only take care of the home is no longer feasible in a time like this when our society is in dere need of astute and resourceful leadership which women can equally offer”, she said.
“I do not advocate for an unfair advantage for women. I only urge our institutions and establishments to provide equal opportunities for men and women to create a more robust society”
“In all my political outings i have faced strong competition and this has made me better. I believe that competition breeds competence and enhances service delivery”, she said.
Senator Ekwunife equally used the opportunity to appeal to President Buhari to engage more women in his cabinet. She further encouraged young women to seek financial independence by acquiring needed skills that will place them on the path of success.