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Good governance begins with women, children’s development -Group



A non-governmental organisation, the League of Concerned Women for Equity and Justice, LOCWEJ,
has said that the development of women and children in the country, remained an indication of good governance and stimulus to speedy national development.

International Director of LOCWEJ, Mrs. Patience Ene Akor stated this while speaking speaking ahead of the organisation’s forthcoming conference with the theme: “A new Nigeria: Redefining The Dynamics For Effective Leadership – 2023 and Beyond In Focus”.

She explained in a statement signed by the chairman, Organizing Committee, Thomas Okirika George
that the organisation was founded since 2014, with deep passion for promoting and defending the interests of women in dire need and other vulnerable groups in Nigeria.

Akor disclosed that LOCWEJ has over the years, provided succour to thousands of women and children in the areas of medical outreach programmes, food support and payment of school fees for indigent children in some remote parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

She said that a cardinal aspect of the set goals of the organization revolves around providing legal representation to women especially widows who suffer disenfranchisement due to warped cultural and traditional bias practices that shut out women from the administration of the estates of the deceased.

According to her, the conference, which was conceived to attract about 3,000 persons cutting across board, with major contenders in the 2023 presidential candidates, would be chaired by His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan with His Highness, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar Ill as the Royal Father of the Day.

She added that diplomatic corps, women and youth organisations and political/opinion leaders, among others would be in attendance.

“To spice up the day and add glamour to the events, there will be special conferment of Excellence Service Awards to few painstakingly selected Nigerians and organizations, with a view to spurring others to tow the line,” Akor said.

She disclosed that the conference and conferment holds on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Main Auditorium, National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.

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