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Mother’s day: Clergy calls for more women in leadership

A cross-section of Women at Saint Andrew’s Anglican church, Kubwa, Abuja. Photo: Adeyinka Samuel

Women have been urged to remain focused and determined to take over leadership positions beyond next year’s General Election.

The goal is to get them well-positioned in building a better Nigeria.

The Vicar of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Diocese of Kubwa, Abuja, Venerable Louis Ochei made the call in a message to mark this year’s Mothering Sunday.

The event, which was put together by the Church Women Union, has its theme “Prepare Yourself”.

Despite various Challenges facing Women across the globe, especially attaining leadership positions, many of them, particularly Nigerian Women, remained resilient and determined in the race to reach the top.

Venerable Ochei stressed that Women have the capacity to turn things around for good, and urged them to support themselves in all ways beyond seeking elective positions.

He said: “Let them be prepared. Society is looking for women of Integrity, people of Character. If women can have it, let them contest; they will have it.”

The Vice President, Mother’s Union and Women Guild, Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Kubwa, Anne Ochei expressed her readiness to  give maximum support to  women with noble Character who will be contesting in next year’s general election.

Chairperson, Organising Committee for this year’s Mothers’ Day, Vivian Obi-Alio, who spoke on the theme “Prepare yourself” urged women to seek political offices ahead of 2023 and support one another.

Some of the faithful, such as Sir Chris Aguocha, represented by George Ukaegbu and Chibuzo Eneh, were given award of Recognition.

The Awardees also added their voices to the call to give Women a chance to lead.

Highlights of the event were special prayers for families and for the peace and prosperity of the nation.

Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor