The convener, Mitchell youth initiative and Nigerian female youths organization, Princess Mimi Peters has call for more women involvement and participation in governance. She cautioned people who commits violence against women to stop because it is not going to be business as usual, she decried.
Speaking to journalists in commemoration of the international women’s day, she said, over the years women such as Roza Parks, Angela Merkel of Germany, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia, Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, and most recently the appoitment of Okonjo Iweala as DG of World trade organization, Hadiza Balarabe (deputy governor of Kaduna State) and election of Kamala Harris as United State vice president respectively, is a proof that women are contributing immensely to the growth and development of nations around the world. She urged women to participate actively more in governance, pursue their visions and dreams passionately irrespective of the challenges.
Peters further stressed that, to mark the 2021 international women’s day celebration, the group will recognise some people such as governor Bala Mohammed, Abubakar Malami (minister of justice), Pauline Fallen (minister of women affairs), Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor (chief of defence staff) Dr Patience Omale, Sadia Umar Farouk (minister of humanitarian affairs), King Tonto Dike,Hon Mohammed jamilu katsina, Engr Agada Ikwue, Dr Jumai Ahmodu, Regina Daniels, Hon. George Alli, Alhaji Haske Abdullahi, Amb. Dr Ebonyi, Anthony Ojukwu Esq amongst several others for their contributions, support to women inclusiveness and various programs which have distinguished them for such recognition. She urged the general public to support women, the girl’s child in all ramifications because training the girl is training and building a great nation.
Also speaking, The coordinator of the group in Gombe state, Medina Ali Garba appeals to the federal government and state governors to give women sensitive post and allow them handle major leadership roles as she strongly believes, the women will perform and deliver beyond expectation in such responsibility if given the opportunity.
Peters commended governor Bala Mohammed and the recent passing into law, Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) by the Bauchi State House of Assembly which will also be domesticated and implemented soon in the state to tackle human rights violation. She calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and the legislatures to pass into law and declare 8th March as a public holiday as it is obtainable in other countries, in the same vein, she urged other state governors to do same in their respective states.
Peters also lauds the governor for supporting women inclusiveness, the Ministry of Women affairs and Child Development in the discharge its assigned responsibilities accordingly.