Vanguard (Lagos)

28 April 2013

Nigeria: Oritsejafor's Wife Seeks More Roles for Women in Politics

The wife of President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mrs. Helen Oritsejafor, weekend, advocated more roles for the women in politics.

Ortsejafor's wife, who is also the Chairman, Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank, spoke during the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs' 20th anniversary in Abuja.

Being one of the three awardees for women empowerment programme, Mrs Oritsejafor said that despite the enormous endowment of women, they had been denied for a long time the opportunity to contribute their own quota to the economic and political development of the country.

She added that there would not be a limit to the success of any country who gave women the opportunity to express themselves.

"We have equal right to make our impact in the upliftment and growth of this nation and if women are given opportunity I can tell you there is no place, there is no limit to the growth of what this country can become,"she said.

"I am one of the women who have the strongest belief in the 35 per cent affirmative programme for the Nigerian women. I think women in Nigeria, just as in the entire African continent, have been deprived the opportunity to contribute immensely to the growth of the nation."

In her address, the President of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE), Chief Adaeze Ozongwu, advocated for women all over the country to come under one umbrella to develop the country.

She urged all women to come under a platform where they can speak with a louder and bigger voice, as a group for a better Nigeria.

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