The National Council for Woman Society ànd the Win Institute for
Gender Studies held a 3-day national women summit at the National
Centre for Women Development in Abuja.
The president NCWS, Dr ( Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda disclosed that the
summit is structured to take participants through a complete cycle of
protocol, etiquette and official event management system, providing
them a thorough foundation on the rudiments of operational protocol
and events management, enable the women to gain broad understanding of
functional government and international protocol to ensure guaranteed
steps as we walk along the corridors of government.
Shoda urged women to take advantage of the program and apply the
skills and knowledge gained for the betterment and development of our
dear country Nigeria.
The head of the civil service of the federatin Oyo-ita OON, also
revealed that the focus of the training is very apt, particularly at
this time in our nations development when the call for more women
participation in national development is at its peak.
He however said that the array of presentations that have been
lined-up for the three day training will further enhance the capacity
of women to take advantage of the GEO Bill which seek to achieve equal
opportunity for men and women, boys and girls iñ all sphares of life.
The office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Mrs
Moye described the summit as agreat opportunity to redesign and
realign our women executives along the part of excellence and confer
on them greater dignity, carriage and relevant wit’s in conducting
themselves as role models.
Bauchi NGO Backs Lamido’s Presidential Ambition
A Bauchi based North East political pressure group, Democratic
Enlightenment Initiative (DEI), has put its weight behind the former
governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido’s desire to run for the nation’s
presidency come 2019.
The initiative, in a statement on Thursday, signed by its chairman and
secretary, Aliyu Ibrahim Garkuwa and Comrade Umar Shehu Azare, noted
that Lamido has already made up his mind to take a shot at the
nation’s coveted seat in 2019, under the erstwhile ruling Peoples’
Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the statement, the former governor is adjudged to be very
popular within the hierarchy of the PDP and has considerable influence
on the masses and particularly voters across a wide spectrum of the 19
Northern states and even other parts of the country.
“Former governor Sule Lamido has long been considered the uppermost
top contender for the presidential ticket of the PDP come 2019,
especially with the party zoning the presidential ticket to the
following a decision to that effect in one of its meetings,” DEI said.
The statement recalled that the calculated attempt by the then PDP
conclave to scuttle Lamido’s presidential ambitions ahead of the 2019
elections was bogged down by the party’s inability to win the 2015
presidential elections, as posterity will vindicate his lingering
trial at the courts.
DEI therefore appealed the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)
leaders, particularly the national working committee (NWC) and the
forthcoming congress of the party to throw their weights behind the
presidential aspiration of the former Jigawa state governor, Sule