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World Int’l Women’s Day: “Play your roles, make world a better place,” WOPIN urges women

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

As the annual World International Women’s Day zooms in this March 2021, Nigerian women have equally joined the cue for the celebrations.

To this regard, the ‘Women for Peace in Nigeria’ (WOPIN) have voiced their minds, that, women should stick to roles ascribed to them by God and make Nigeria, and the world, a better place to live in.

WOPIN also urged women to insist in taking control of their homes from internal and external infiltrators for the good and future of families, society and world at large.

According to the National President of WOPIN, Dr Maryam Abdullahi, “Derailing from nature and God-given roles of women could bring about lack of peace and harmony in the family,” adding that “absence of peace in families spells doom for the larger society.”

In a statement issued and made available to journalists on Monday, Maryam attributed the large numbers of young people taking part in drugs and substance abuse, criminalities and insecurity to “lack of extensive family cares.”

She said the theme of this year’s Int’l World Women’s Day #Choise to Challenge,’ is key, appealing to the womenfolk in Nigeria to use the day to challenge insecurity and COVID-19 by making their children, old and young, and their husbands morally responsible.

On ‘Women in Leadership’ under COVID-19 pandemic and the security challenges bedeviling the nation, Mrs Abdullahi urged them to make their marks as shining stars and as exemplary leaders in terms of transparency and touching lives. “Every 8th of March is cerebrated as International World Women’s Day,” she said.

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