An appeal has gone to the career women in the society not to sacrifice future of their children in their bid to build a career in their chosen field.
The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Kwara State Makinde Iskil Ayinla, made this appeal on Tuesday at a programme organized by the Gender Unit of the Corps to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.
Speaking on the theme of the forum “The role of career women in sustaining a violent free society”, the Commandant, who decried growing rate of criminal activities in the society among the youths which he believed was by the products of abandoned parental responsibilities most especially by women, reiterating the need for women to prioritize their homes ahead of their career.
While referring to some part of this year’ s theme of the international civil defence day which called for the role of volunteers in the fight against the pandemic where women and children are worst hit, the commandant appealed to all the stakeholders to join hands with the NSCDC to eradicate pandemic and violence in the society.
in her address delivered by Alhaja Mariam Yusuf, the Kwara State Hon. Commissioner of Women Affairs commended efforts of the NSCDC in the protection of the women and children in the state adding that the state government would join voice with the rest of the world to create awareness for gender equality and eradication of the gender based violence.
The deputy director at the National Orientation Agency, Alhaji Dare Abdulganiyu, who represented the director traced the genesis of the international women’s day to the year 1908 when about 15, 000,00 women marched in the New York City to demand voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours for women saluted the courage and no mean feat of the women in the society.
In the same vain, other guest speakers , including Kwara State Coordinator of the national human right commission, Bar. Jumoke Olaoye and Alhaja Rukayat Ayo Olagunju, MD/CEO of Food basket advocated for equal right and gender sensitivity for men and women adding that the place of the women is no longer in the kitchen.