The wife of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,Aisha Buhari has reminded the newly inductees in to the women hall of fame that they are role models which the younger generation of women are looking up to,saying there is need for them to assume the post of mentorship.
Aisha Buhari made this statement at the formal induction of 22 female icons into the Nigerian women hall of fame held in Abuja on Monday.
She admonished women to contribute to the national development through their various areas of specialization by adhering to the core value of this administration which is transparency and honesty.
She said ;”With what I am seeing, the centre is thriving very hard to achieve its reasons of establishment by our former first ladies and I hope it will be a continues exercise increasely give opportunity for more women to be recognized.
“I call on the inductees to realize that there is young generation of women looking up to you as role models hence it become imperative for you to take up this challenge of mentorship so that the legacy will will be established.
“As women, it is our collective responsibility to continue working in our various areas of specialization towards contributing to national building.Those women in leadership post display the policy of honesty and transparency that is the core value of this administration so that we can also contribute to bring Nigeria out of the shackle of corruption”.
NCWD Director General, Mary Ekpere-Eta in her remark explained that the award which is made for
Nigerian women who have made positive impact on the live of Nigerians and had also distinguished themselves in their various areas of specialisation.
She said the essence of the induction is that the inductees would be used as source of inspiration and encouragement for younger women, to vigorously pursue whatever career they have chosen for themselves irrespective of challenges.
She said: “It is most appropriate to celebrate every success that is achieved by a Nigerian woman, considering the rough roads through which they might have journeyed to attain their present status in the affairs of the nation.
“The induction provides a unique platform to pay tributes as well as remember with affection and appreciation, our forerunners who sacrificed their comfort and privileges to pave the way for giant strides of today’s women. No doubt, their contributions to all aspects of national life will forever be remembered.”
She,therefore called on the Federal Government to improve the funding to the the centre to enable it achieve more sustainable gender equality goals