Convener, Mitchell Youth Initiative and Nigerian Female Youths Organization, Princess Mimi Peters has called for more women involvement and participation in governance.
Speaking to journalists in commemoration of International Women’s Day, she said, over the years women such as; Roza Parks, Angela Merkel of Germany, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia, Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, have contributed immensely to global development.
She also mentioned the recent appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as DG of World Trade Organization, and the likes of Hadiza Balarabe (Deputy governor of Kaduna State) and the election of Kamala Harris as United States vice president respectively, as further proof of the impactful role of women worldwide.
She urged women to participate actively more in governance, pursue their visions and dreams passionately, irrespective of the challenge, as she cautioned people who commit violence against women to stop because since it will not be business as usual.
Peters further stressed that to mark the 2021 international women’s day celebration, the group will recognise some people such as; Governor Bala Mohammed, Abubakar Malami (Minister of Justice), Dr Patience Omale, Sadia Umar Farouk (Minister of humanitarian affairs), King Tonto Dike, Dr Jumai Ahmodu, Major Gen. Leo Irabor (Chief of defence staff).
Others are; Regina Daniel, Hon. George Alli, Sen. Abaribe, Alhaji Haske Abdullahi, Amb. Dr Ebonyi, Anthony Ojukwu Esq, amongst several others for their contributions, support to women inclusiveness and various programs which have distinguished them for such recognition.
Also speaking, the Coordinator of the group in Gombe state, Medina Ali Garba appealed to the federal government and state governors to give women sensitive positions and allow them to handle major leadership roles, as she strongly believes that women will perform and deliver beyond expectation in such responsibility if given the opportunity.
Peters commended Gov. Bala Mohammed and the recent passing into law, Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, by the Bauchi State House of Assembly which she said, will also be domesticated and implemented soon in the state to tackle human rights violation.
She called on the president and legislators to pass into law and declare 8th March, as a public holiday, as it is obtainable in other countries and in the same vein, urged other state governors to do the same in their respective states.
Peter also lauded Governor Mohammed, for supporting women inclusiveness, the ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development discharge its assigned responsibilities accordingly.

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