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Anambra stakeholders hail, urge women to remain bridge builders

By Okechukwu Okechukwu

As the world marked International women's day (IWD), Anambra State governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and other distinguished personalities have enjoined women to remain focus and engage on services that would keep them as bridge builders and go-getters.

The stakeholders identified Anambra women in particular as those playing outstanding role in peace, development and progress of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

Soludo, in a statement signed by his press secretary, Christian Aburime, pledged commitment of his administration in promoting gender equality, adherence to women's rights and women participation in governance.

Also speaking, the Chairperson, Nigeria Union of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Comrade Franklyn Onyekachi, described women as enterprising, resilient, hard-working, resourceful, and an epitome of love and unity to families, communities, our state, and nation.

"The IWD 2023 will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. The event will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT- facilitated gender-based violence.

"We also call on the state government to devise more result-yielding measures at ensuring Women’s development and empowerment, as bringing women into technology will result in more creative solutions with greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs and promote gender equality," she added.

On her part, the Commissioner of Anambra State Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Ify Obinabo, enjoined women to learn from this year's theme seek more than equal opportunities in areas of technology and innovation by taking up courses in science and technology.

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