During the distribution of empowerment items to women in Kwara State, organised by Women for Change and Development Initiative (W4CDI), Mrs Jonathan commended the efforts of the GEJ administration in empowering Nigeria women and also encouraged women to take up leadership positions.
Here is an excerpt from the report by Biola Azeez for Tribune;
“Our place is no longer in the kitchen. We should therefore reject anyone who says we should go back to the kitchen. Women kitchen is not our portion. We reject it. We are not of kitchen. That does not mean that we will not cook for the men. We will cook for you.
“We also know that most Nigerian women are honest, hard-working, intelligent, caring and understanding that if we, as women, can channel this attribute to the right direction, the society will be a better for it.
“We now have women who are making waves in their various positions of authority.”
His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan has given women of Nigeria a voice by implementing the 35 per cent affirmative action in line with his electoral promises.
“For the first time in Nigeria, women are recognised, respected, heard and given opportunities to be partners in the developmental efforts of our dear nation.
“It is now left for us, women, to reciprocate this gesture by supporting and standing by him as he transforms Nigeria,” she said.
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