The National Chairperson, Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture Women Group, (NAWORG), Mrs Patricia Idiakhoa, has advised Badagry Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Women Group (BAWOG) to live a successful life, stating that if they are successful, they will be able to mentor younger generations.
The National Chairperson mentioned this at the inauguration of BAWOG into NAWORG , yesterday 11th October 2020, at Hunwanji Apartment, Badagry, Lagos State, to commemorate the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child globally with the theme, “My Voice Our Equal Future”.
Mrs Patricia Idiakhoa who doubled as the Special Guest of the day, in her address noted that the women group is a forum for business women, which is interested in welfare of fellow women, adding that the inauguration marks the beginning of a fresh journey in the advancement of women in the region.
“Your inauguration today marks the beginning of a fresh journey in the advancement of the NACCIMA Business Women Group (NAWORG). It is therefore imperative to consolidate on our success to further transform women enterpreneurial status to boost the Nation’s economy” she said.
She further called on the general public to assist the women group in ensuring that adolescent girls are inspired to become successful women.
“I call on all to lend a helping hand in ensuring that our adolescent girls are inspired to become the future women leaders that they aspire to become” she added.
Also speaking at the event, the Keynote Speaker, Dr Dele Giwa who is the deputy Provost of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) emphasised on teenage relationship and education.
According to her, “mothers need to stand in for their children because, they are the reason why they work, giving them moral up bringing and education”.
Dr. Giwa stressed that male and female can be equal in every aspect of life but, a female still needs to submit to the husband in marriage. “A male and female could be equal but they are not equal in marriage. The head of the organogram in marriage is the man, not because of the marriage but because God is involved.
“Parents are getting too far from their children. Parents are not to be relagated to the background, if you’re on analog, you have to upgrade to digital, as what interests the children must interest you,” she added.
In his remarks, the President of BACCIMA, Alh.Fatai Shokunbi congratulates BACCIMA women on their inauguration, adding that the voices of young girls and women can no longer be ignored in our communities and business places.
He further noted that their voices when not hushed are a guarantee for an equal and equitable future for all human.