Senator I. D. Gyang of Plateau North and Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence says #CHOOSE-TO-CHALLENGE, which is the Theme for 2021 International Women’s Day was well thought out and captures an already established fact that the world does not give you what you deserve but what you fight for.
The Senator holds that the #ChooseToChallenge theme is a battle cry by women allerting the world that the voice of the womenfolk is refusing to be cowed nor silenced anymore!
Senator Gyangs says such decisive advocacy, determined and made up mind backed by appropriate action is all that is required for womenfolk to take their rightful place in society socially, economically, politically and otherwise, nationally and globally.
The Senator says the likes of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are by their exploits and exceptional attainments forcefully rewriting the narrative in favour and honour to womanhood.
Watching the world bow to welcome her the first day on assumption of office as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation is no doubt a bold statement and a salute to womanhood!
Senator Gyang says such significant and world humbling outings by women needs to be replicated particularly by the African woman to erace the vestiges of repugnant cultures and compel respect, recognition and positioning of women for strategic leadership both in the public and private sectors and also for global reckoning.
The Senator says the greatest instrument and platform for raising, preparing and equipping African women of the future is education. In this regard, the need for increased support for Girl child education in Nigeria is the key to drive the emancipation and development of women in the Nigerian society and should therefore be taken as a priority by governments at all levels.
The Senator holds that the days of nay sayers, demeaning anti-women prejudices, and such retrogressive narratives against women are gone for good!
Senator Gyang congratulates Women worldwide particularly the enterprising and resilient women of Plateau North who are proving their mettle on the farms, trades, academics, politics, professions, etc. He caps it by reirterating his cherished and celebrated sayings to the effect that;
“BEING A WOMAN IS NOT BEING LESS HUMAN”….and….
“FEMINITY IS NOT INFERIORITY”
Musa Ibrahim Ashoms,
Media & Protocol to
Senator I. D. Gyang, Esq.