Principals from the Federal Capital Territory and North Central Zone yesterday paid tribute to the principal of Government Secondary School Kuje, Hajiya Fatima Abdulrahman, for emerging as the first female president of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), since the association was founded 55 years ago.
Chief Helen Awunah, who spoke at a reception organized by the principals in Abuja, said FCT principals are grateful to God for making history by having the first female president of ANCOPSS. She said Hajiya Abdulrahman also has a double honour of being the first national president from the north-central political zone.
She advised the president to look at her office as a challenging one as the association has 8,000 members, adding that she should have a listening ear as well as carry every member along in whatever she does.
Also speaking, ANCOPSS Chairman North-Central Zone, Rev. Abraham S.E., called on all northerners to rally around the female president so that she can excel in her duties.
Responding, Hajiya Fatima Abdulrahman commended all principals and described ANCOPSS as an association that has been in the educational landscape of Nigeria for the past 55 years.
She said the road to becoming the association's leader was not easy and said that the reception organized for her 'is a crowning moment for cherished tradition with adherence to equity'.
"I offer my hands of fellowship to all principals in the country so that together we move the confederation faster on its current trajectory," she added.