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Enugu first lady urges women to be change agents, bridge builders

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of State Governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi has urged of the state to be agents of and to make the world a better place.
made the call in on Wednesday during the flag off of the 2019 August Conference in the state with the theme “, the Bridge to a Better World”.
The conference was organised by the office of of the Governor in collaboration with of Gender Affairs and Social Development.
Ugwuanyi decried the high rate of divorce and child molestation in the society and urged women to always have close relationships with their husbands and children.
“I urge women to inculcate good values and morals on their children especially the girl child. Women should take care of themselves in order to function optimally. Spend time with your family, your husband, how do you treat him, his food, mood, his job.
“Also get close to your children, especially the girl child; who do you leave your children with, who are their friends, is the environment safe for them? Child molestations are on the increase,” she said.
described women as wives, mothers, leaders, burden bearers, psychologists and confidants as well as good managers. “When you empower a woman you have empowered the world. Women are lifelines, investing in them unlocks untapped potentials and creates ripple effects that benefit families, communities and entire nation.
“Hence a better life for women means a better world for everyone. When a woman participates in the economy, everyone benefits. So in redesigning the world for a better tomorrow, a woman’s touch is undeniable,” she said.
Ugwuanyi lamented the increase of child molestation going on in the society and advised women to educate their children on sex issues and other social vices to enable them stand against any of them.
The governor’s wife urged the women in politics to touch lives of the women in their rural communities through empowerment and encouragement to join politics.
She, therefore, encouraged women to participate in politics and also charged those in politics to leave legacies for future generation.
In a her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB), Mrs favour Ugwuanyi urged women to monitor their children’s dressing and friends they keep.
The permanent secretary however, urged women to be prayerful and good home builders as prayer was the only key to a successful home.
A health expert, Dr. Ugonna Nwachukwu from of Health who spoke on immunisation and its importance, urged mothers to always immunise their children against diseases.
Mrs Angela Eze from the National Population Commission talked on the importance of birth registration, urging mothers to ensure that their children were registered with birth certificates.
She said that birth certificates were most necessary when one sought for official engagements including visas and jobs. (NAN)

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