Thursday, January 15, 2009

Empowering Nigerian Women

"While many of the women in positions of power and those in the rural areas continue to hail the various empowerment initiatives of past first ladies, the initiative of the Wife of the incumbent Governor, Mrs.Alayingi Sylva has expanded the scope as she effectively engage in open advocacy and awareness campaign on health related issues, politics and participation of women in ensuring the peace process initiated by President, Alhaji Musa Yar'dua.

At the last count, in accordance with the record provided by the state ministry of health, the advocacy campaign on health and Cancer related issues have led to the treatment of over 5,000 women in various rural communities of the state.

Mrs. Alayingi however has never hidden her desire to use the stay of her husband in position as Governor for the benefit of women, youths and men equally. She told a group of women known as the Ogbia Women Forum last year that she has a burning desire to move women in the state to a greater height."

1 comment:

Brian Steele said...


Thank you for your kind review on Blog Catalog of my site The Secret of Newton.

I'm currently writing a book about Cambridge University in the Late 1800s. It is a fascinating time period because of some significant upheaval at the university, academically and socially.

You may or may not know that the first college for women at Cambridge, Newnham College, was founded in 1871, but it wasn't until much later that women were matriculated. They were initially taken to and from classes in a donkey cart (not very dignified!).

Two women fascinate me from the 1800s and I plan on using them as composites for a character in my next novel: Phillipa Garrett Fawcett and Marie-Sophie Germain. They are intriguing women and worth your time checking out if you haven't done so already.

I hope to post on them soon on my blog but would be delighted if you beat me to the punch.

I look forward to following your blog.