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  •   The President of the National Council of Women s Societies NCWS Dr Laraba Shoda was awarded the Erelu Chieftaincy title from the Yoruba Council of Obas in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja The coronation is in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the Yoruba community at the FCT on Friday at the Obas Palace Kado Abuja Speaking at the coronation ceremony the Chairman of the Yoruba Council of Obas at FCT Abuja Oba Olusegun Salau praised the NCWS President for her outstanding performance and contributions to the development of human society Oba Salau described the chiefdom of Erelu as a title that only a woman can achieve in life He said Shoda s coronation as Erelu of FCT Abuja was adjudged as the highest traditional lifetime title bestowed on a woman in Yoruba land As she attained this Erelu it is throughout her life And I pray that God guides her in everything she does in life So far he has done very well and he has to continue to do so in his efforts he said Similarly Oba Alaa the Custodian of Yoruba Culture and Religion at FCT Olubukola Falade said that the chiefdom of Erelu simply means a mother of all Falade said that there was no other chieftainship given to a woman who could be above Erelu in the traditional Yoruba corridor He said Shoda has been with us we know her very well and she is a loving mother in all aspects We pray to Almighty God to sustain her on this throne The NCWS President speaking after her coronation expressed her gratitude to the traditional ruler for seeing fit to bestow on her one of the highest titles for women in Yoruba land I am really very grateful and very honored and I thank the entire Yoruba community in Abuja And my commitment is to work with the palace to improve it as much as I can I will make sure that we work together with the Yoruba community in Abuja and bring them together as one so that we can always speak with one voice especially women I have been working with women for a long time and this is not going to be any different than what I have been doing I am sure everyone will come and work together amicably Shoda said
    Shoda, NCWS president becomes Erelu of Yoruba community FCT
      The President of the National Council of Women s Societies NCWS Dr Laraba Shoda was awarded the Erelu Chieftaincy title from the Yoruba Council of Obas in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja The coronation is in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the Yoruba community at the FCT on Friday at the Obas Palace Kado Abuja Speaking at the coronation ceremony the Chairman of the Yoruba Council of Obas at FCT Abuja Oba Olusegun Salau praised the NCWS President for her outstanding performance and contributions to the development of human society Oba Salau described the chiefdom of Erelu as a title that only a woman can achieve in life He said Shoda s coronation as Erelu of FCT Abuja was adjudged as the highest traditional lifetime title bestowed on a woman in Yoruba land As she attained this Erelu it is throughout her life And I pray that God guides her in everything she does in life So far he has done very well and he has to continue to do so in his efforts he said Similarly Oba Alaa the Custodian of Yoruba Culture and Religion at FCT Olubukola Falade said that the chiefdom of Erelu simply means a mother of all Falade said that there was no other chieftainship given to a woman who could be above Erelu in the traditional Yoruba corridor He said Shoda has been with us we know her very well and she is a loving mother in all aspects We pray to Almighty God to sustain her on this throne The NCWS President speaking after her coronation expressed her gratitude to the traditional ruler for seeing fit to bestow on her one of the highest titles for women in Yoruba land I am really very grateful and very honored and I thank the entire Yoruba community in Abuja And my commitment is to work with the palace to improve it as much as I can I will make sure that we work together with the Yoruba community in Abuja and bring them together as one so that we can always speak with one voice especially women I have been working with women for a long time and this is not going to be any different than what I have been doing I am sure everyone will come and work together amicably Shoda said
    Shoda, NCWS president becomes Erelu of Yoruba community FCT
    General news6 months ago

    Shoda, NCWS president becomes Erelu of Yoruba community FCT

    The President of the National Council of Women's Societies (NCWS), Dr. Laraba Shoda, was awarded the Erelu Chieftaincy title from the Yoruba Council of Obas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    The coronation is in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the Yoruba community at the FCT on Friday at the Obas Palace, Kado, Abuja.

    Speaking at the coronation ceremony, the Chairman of the Yoruba Council of Obas at FCT Abuja, Oba Olusegun Salau, praised the NCWS President for her outstanding performance and contributions to the development of human society.

    Oba Salau described the chiefdom of Erelu as a title that only a woman can achieve in life.

    He said Shoda's coronation as Erelu of FCT Abuja was adjudged as the highest traditional lifetime title bestowed on a woman in Yoruba land.

    “As she attained this Erelu, it is throughout her life. And I pray that God guides her in everything she does in life.

    “So far, he has done very well and he has to continue to do so in his efforts,” he said.

    Similarly, Oba Alaa, the Custodian of Yoruba Culture and Religion at FCT, Olubukola Falade, said that the chiefdom of Erelu simply means 'a mother of all'.

    Falade said that there was no other chieftainship given to a woman who could be above Erelu in the traditional Yoruba corridor.

    He said, “Shoda has been with us, we know her very well, and she is a loving mother in all aspects. We pray to Almighty God to sustain her on this throne.”

    The NCWS President speaking after her coronation, expressed her gratitude to the traditional ruler for seeing fit to bestow on her one of the highest titles for women in Yoruba land.

    “I am really very grateful and very honored and I thank the entire Yoruba community in Abuja. And my commitment is to work with the palace to improve it as much as I can.

    “I will make sure that we work together with the Yoruba community in Abuja and bring them together as one, so that we can always speak with one voice, especially women.

    “I have been working with women for a long time and this is not going to be any different than what I have been doing. I am sure everyone will come and work together amicably,” Shoda said.

  •   The National Council of Women s Societies NCWS announced on Wednesday that its next convention was scheduled for March NCWS National President Ms Laraba Shoda said in a statement in Abuja She said activities for the convention would kick off with a special awards night on March 24 According to her this would be followed by prayer on Friday March 25 and Thanksgiving services on Sunday March 27 The award and convention would take place on March 30 while elections for new national officials would take place on March 31 he said Shoda advised all states and affiliated bodies to comply with the convention
    NCWS 2022 convention gets March date – President
      The National Council of Women s Societies NCWS announced on Wednesday that its next convention was scheduled for March NCWS National President Ms Laraba Shoda said in a statement in Abuja She said activities for the convention would kick off with a special awards night on March 24 According to her this would be followed by prayer on Friday March 25 and Thanksgiving services on Sunday March 27 The award and convention would take place on March 30 while elections for new national officials would take place on March 31 he said Shoda advised all states and affiliated bodies to comply with the convention
    NCWS 2022 convention gets March date – President
    General news7 months ago

    NCWS 2022 convention gets March date – President

    The National Council of Women's Societies (NCWS) announced on Wednesday that its next convention was scheduled for March, NCWS National President Ms. Laraba Shoda said in a statement in Abuja.

    She said activities for the convention would kick off with a special awards night on March 24.

    According to her, this would be followed by prayer on Friday, March 25, and Thanksgiving services on Sunday, March 27.

    ”The award and convention would take place on March 30, while elections for new national officials would take place on March 31, he said.

    Shoda advised all states and affiliated bodies to comply with the convention.

  •   The National Council of Women s Societies NCWS has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar a five year old schoolgirl murdered at Noble Primary School Kano NCWS National President Ms Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the defendant be prosecuted for ending the life of an innocent child placed in his care for his academic development According to her it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl from her school is a huge betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution he said The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria Hanifa Abubakar owner killedHe said that the case of Aisha Umar an internally displaced person who was cheated and raped by a vendor leading to her suicide in Borno was also a regrettable case As mothers and women it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole Hanifa s death is too much since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development A situation where caregivers who should be protecting and caring for children become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action he said Shoda on behalf of the council called on the federal government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general He also urged the government to undertake an assessment of schools across the country to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe he said Keep reading Source NAN
    Murder: NCWS demands justice for Hanifa, others
      The National Council of Women s Societies NCWS has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar a five year old schoolgirl murdered at Noble Primary School Kano NCWS National President Ms Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the defendant be prosecuted for ending the life of an innocent child placed in his care for his academic development According to her it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl from her school is a huge betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution he said The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria Hanifa Abubakar owner killedHe said that the case of Aisha Umar an internally displaced person who was cheated and raped by a vendor leading to her suicide in Borno was also a regrettable case As mothers and women it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole Hanifa s death is too much since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development A situation where caregivers who should be protecting and caring for children become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action he said Shoda on behalf of the council called on the federal government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general He also urged the government to undertake an assessment of schools across the country to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe he said Keep reading Source NAN
    Murder: NCWS demands justice for Hanifa, others
    General news8 months ago

    Murder: NCWS demands justice for Hanifa, others

    The National Council of Women's Societies (NCWS) has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old schoolgirl, murdered at Noble Primary School, Kano.

    NCWS National President Ms. Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja.

    Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the defendant be prosecuted for ending the life of an innocent child placed in his care for his academic development.

    According to her, it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected.

    ”The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil.

    “The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl from her school is a huge betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution,” he said.

    The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria.

    Hanifa Abubakar, owner killed

    He said that the case of Aisha Umar, an internally displaced person, who was cheated and raped by a vendor leading to her suicide in Borno, was also a regrettable case.

    “As mothers and women, it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up.

    “A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole.

    “Hanifa's death is too much, since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development.

    "A situation where caregivers, who should be protecting and caring for children, become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action," he said.

    Shoda, on behalf of the council, called on the federal government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general.

    He also urged the government to undertake an assessment of schools across the country to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning.

    “We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others.

    “We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe,” he said.

    Keep reading

    Source: NAN

  •   The National Council of Women s Societies has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar a five year old schoolgirl killed by the owner of Noble Primary School Kano NCWS National President Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja Ms Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the accused be brought to justice for ending the life of an innocent child placed in her care for his academic development According to her it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa by her teacher after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl by the owner of her school is a serious betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution he said The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria He said that the case of Aisha Umar an internally displaced person who was lured and raped by a humanitarian provider leading to her suicide in Borno was also a regrettable case As mothers and women it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole Hanifa s death is too much since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development A situation where caregivers who should be protecting and caring for children become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action he said Ms Shoda on behalf of the council called on the Federal Government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general It also called on the government to embark on a national assessment of schools to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe he said YAYA
    Murder: Nigerian women demand justice for Hanifa, others
      The National Council of Women s Societies has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar a five year old schoolgirl killed by the owner of Noble Primary School Kano NCWS National President Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja Ms Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the accused be brought to justice for ending the life of an innocent child placed in her care for his academic development According to her it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa by her teacher after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl by the owner of her school is a serious betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution he said The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria He said that the case of Aisha Umar an internally displaced person who was lured and raped by a humanitarian provider leading to her suicide in Borno was also a regrettable case As mothers and women it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole Hanifa s death is too much since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development A situation where caregivers who should be protecting and caring for children become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action he said Ms Shoda on behalf of the council called on the Federal Government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general It also called on the government to embark on a national assessment of schools to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe he said YAYA
    Murder: Nigerian women demand justice for Hanifa, others
    Headlines8 months ago

    Murder: Nigerian women demand justice for Hanifa, others

    The National Council of Women's Societies has called for justice for Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old schoolgirl, killed by the owner of Noble Primary School, Kano.

    NCWS National President Laraba Shoda made the call in a statement Monday in Abuja.

    Ms. Shoda described the incident as tragic and demanded that the accused be brought to justice for ending the life of an innocent child placed in her care for his academic development.

    According to her, it is unfortunate that Nigerians are once again forced to experience the painful loss of another child in an environment where they should be protected.

    ”The kidnapping and eventual murder of Hanifa by her teacher after collecting a ransom of six million naira from her parents is one of the most inhumane acts of evil.

    “The murder of this innocent Nigerian girl by the owner of her school is a serious betrayal of the trust that the girl and her parents placed in the institution,” he said.

    The National Chairman of the NCWS expressed his concern about the increasing cases of ritual killings that have taken on a terrifying dimension in Nigeria.

    He said that the case of Aisha Umar, an internally displaced person, who was lured and raped by a humanitarian provider leading to her suicide in Borno, was also a regrettable case.

    “As mothers and women, it pains us that this is no longer the Nigeria we knew growing up.

    “A Nigeria where caring for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole.

    “Hanifa's death is too much, since children are the most vulnerable in society and depend on the protection of adults for their development.

    "A situation where caregivers, who should be protecting and caring for children, become predators is certainly unsustainable and needs urgent action," he said.

    Ms. Shoda, on behalf of the council, called on the Federal Government to do more to address the growing insecurity in schools and in the country in general.

    It also called on the government to embark on a national assessment of schools to ensure they remain conducive and safe for learning.

    “We must ensure justice for Hanifa and others.

    “We need to set an indicator that no family will question the decision to enroll their ward in a school that is not safe,” he said.

    YAYA

  •   By Dorcas Jonah The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has commiserated with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association NAOWA over the death of the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and others Mrs Laraba Shoda the National President of NCWS in a statement on Monday in Abuja described the incident as tragic The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the crash occurred on Friday in a flight enroute Abuja Kaduna Shoda also condoles with the victims families friends Defence and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA and colleagues As women we join the Nigerian Army the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association NAOWA and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our sons brothers and husbands who died in the line of duty They have shown their dedication and service to their father land We pray for their souls to rest in peace she said Shoda also prayed that God would comfort the bereaved families and the nation NAOWA NOWA and NAFOWA are NCWS affiliate NGOs and we share in their time of grief We urged all Nigeria women to continue in their prayers for our dear country and ask God to take away the evil that is currently befalling us as a nation This is another crash that has thrown the country into national mourning As a nation we are faced with lots of security challenges losing our best hands at this time is not good for the country As a nation we have to pray to God to forgive our sins and proffer solution to our problems she said Shoda appealed to the Federal Government to take proper care of the bereaved families as the country continue to pray for God s protection NAN reports that COAS and other gallant officers had since been buried NAN NAN
    Plane Crash: NCWS condoles with Military/NAOWA over tragedy
      By Dorcas Jonah The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has commiserated with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association NAOWA over the death of the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and others Mrs Laraba Shoda the National President of NCWS in a statement on Monday in Abuja described the incident as tragic The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the crash occurred on Friday in a flight enroute Abuja Kaduna Shoda also condoles with the victims families friends Defence and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA and colleagues As women we join the Nigerian Army the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association NAOWA and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our sons brothers and husbands who died in the line of duty They have shown their dedication and service to their father land We pray for their souls to rest in peace she said Shoda also prayed that God would comfort the bereaved families and the nation NAOWA NOWA and NAFOWA are NCWS affiliate NGOs and we share in their time of grief We urged all Nigeria women to continue in their prayers for our dear country and ask God to take away the evil that is currently befalling us as a nation This is another crash that has thrown the country into national mourning As a nation we are faced with lots of security challenges losing our best hands at this time is not good for the country As a nation we have to pray to God to forgive our sins and proffer solution to our problems she said Shoda appealed to the Federal Government to take proper care of the bereaved families as the country continue to pray for God s protection NAN reports that COAS and other gallant officers had since been buried NAN NAN
    Plane Crash: NCWS condoles with Military/NAOWA over tragedy
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Plane Crash: NCWS condoles with Military/NAOWA over tragedy

    By Dorcas Jonah

    The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has commiserated with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), over the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and others.

    Mrs Laraba Shoda, the National President of NCWS, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, described the incident as tragic.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the crash occurred on Friday in a flight enroute Abuja-Kaduna.

    Shoda also condoles with the victims’ families, friends, Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) and colleagues.

    “As women, we join the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our sons, brothers and husbands who died in the line of duty.

    “They have shown their dedication and service to their father land. We pray for their souls to rest in peace,’’ she said.

    Shoda also prayed that God would comfort the bereaved families and the nation.

    ”NAOWA, NOWA and NAFOWA are NCWS affiliate NGOs and we share in their time of grief.

    ”We urged all Nigeria women to continue in their prayers for our dear country and ask God to take away the evil that is currently befalling us as a nation.

    “This is another crash that has thrown the country into national mourning. As a nation, we are faced with lots of security challenges, losing our best hands at this time is not good for the country.

    “’As a nation, we have to pray to God to forgive our sins and proffer solution to our problems,” she said.

    Shoda appealed to the Federal Government to take proper care of the bereaved families as the country continue to pray for God’s protection.

    NAN reports that COAS and other gallant officers had since been buried. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   The National President National Council of Women s Societies NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda on Tuesay congratulated the president and Vice President elect of the United States Joe Biden and Sen Kamala Harris Shoda gave the congratulatory message in a statement issued in Abuja on behalf of Nigerian women According to her this is indeed a victory for women all over the world that Sen Harris has broken another barrier in her legal and political career to become the first female vice president Harris is the first woman and person of colour to become the Attorney General in the State of California Prior to her becoming the first woman of colour to become the District Attorney in San Francisco Harris was also the first woman of Indian America descent to serve in the Senate Today she s the first woman of colour to become the Vice president elect of the United States the first woman of Asian American heritage to ascend to the second highest office in America she said According to Shoda Harris has broken several barriers and this most recent one was worth celebrating by women all over the world Listening to her victory speech one cannot help to send her all the prayers and best wishes in her new level of public stewardship I recall her saying and I quote while I may be the first woman in this office I won t be the last We live in a country of possibilities This shows that she sees herself as a role model not only to girls and women in her country but around the world So women in Nigeria celebrate her achievements and wish her and the President elect Biden all the very best as they govern one of the world s most powerful nations she said Shoda expressed the hope that as her victory resonates all over the world should send a message to the political class that women still have hope and would continue to work assiduously toward occupying high decision making positions According to her Nigerian women see this great feat as a source of encouragement Edited By Ese E Ekama Source NAN
    NCWS congratulates United States president/Vice-President-elect Biden, Harris
      The National President National Council of Women s Societies NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda on Tuesay congratulated the president and Vice President elect of the United States Joe Biden and Sen Kamala Harris Shoda gave the congratulatory message in a statement issued in Abuja on behalf of Nigerian women According to her this is indeed a victory for women all over the world that Sen Harris has broken another barrier in her legal and political career to become the first female vice president Harris is the first woman and person of colour to become the Attorney General in the State of California Prior to her becoming the first woman of colour to become the District Attorney in San Francisco Harris was also the first woman of Indian America descent to serve in the Senate Today she s the first woman of colour to become the Vice president elect of the United States the first woman of Asian American heritage to ascend to the second highest office in America she said According to Shoda Harris has broken several barriers and this most recent one was worth celebrating by women all over the world Listening to her victory speech one cannot help to send her all the prayers and best wishes in her new level of public stewardship I recall her saying and I quote while I may be the first woman in this office I won t be the last We live in a country of possibilities This shows that she sees herself as a role model not only to girls and women in her country but around the world So women in Nigeria celebrate her achievements and wish her and the President elect Biden all the very best as they govern one of the world s most powerful nations she said Shoda expressed the hope that as her victory resonates all over the world should send a message to the political class that women still have hope and would continue to work assiduously toward occupying high decision making positions According to her Nigerian women see this great feat as a source of encouragement Edited By Ese E Ekama Source NAN
    NCWS congratulates United States president/Vice-President-elect Biden, Harris
    General news2 years ago

    NCWS congratulates United States president/Vice-President-elect Biden, Harris

    The National President, National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), Mrs Laraba Shoda on Tuesay congratulated the president and Vice-President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden and Sen Kamala Harris.

    Shoda gave the congratulatory message in a statement issued in Abuja on behalf of Nigerian women.

    According to her, this is indeed a victory for women all over the world that Sen. Harris has broken another barrier in her legal and political career to become the first female vice president.

    ”Harris is the first woman and person of colour to become the Attorney-General in the State of California.

    “Prior to her becoming the first woman of colour to become the District Attorney in San Francisco, Harris was also the first woman of Indian-America descent to serve in the Senate.

    ”Today, she’s the first woman of colour to become the Vice president-elect of the United States, the first woman of Asian-American heritage to ascend to the second highest office in America,” she said.

    According to Shoda, Harris has broken several barriers and this most recent one, was worth celebrating by women all over the world.

    ”Listening to her victory speech, one cannot help to send her all the prayers and best wishes in her new level of public stewardship.

    ”I recall her saying and I quote: “while I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last. We live in a country of possibilities.’’

    ”This shows that she sees herself as a role model not only to girls and women in her country, but around the world.

    ”So, women in Nigeria celebrate her achievements and wish her and the President-elect Biden all the very best as they govern one of the world’s most powerful nations,” she said.

    Shoda expressed the hope that as her victory resonates all over the world should send a message to the political class that women still have hope and would continue to work assiduously toward occupying high decision-making positions.

    According to her, Nigerian women see this great feat as a source of encouragement.


    Edited By: Ese E. Ekama
    Source: NAN

  •  Council prays that Okonjo Iweala be WTO declared DGWTOAbuja Nov 2 2020 The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called for continuous prayers for the final declaration of Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the 7th Director General of the World Trade Organisation WTO On Oct 28 the General Council of the WTO declared Dr Okonjo Iweala as the best suited candidate to occupy the position but the United States of America challenged the declaration and said it would continue to support the next candidate in line South Korea s Minister of Trade Yoo Myung hee Okonjo Iweala Nigeria s former Minister of Finance got the endorsement of 106 countries including the European Union and ECOWAS as the preferred candidate for the position Following the United States of America s objection a follow up meeting of the Council was slated for Nov 9 for a final decision to be made National President of NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda said in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja that our prayer is that come Nov 9 Okonjo Iweala will be declared the consensus director general of the WTO This will make her the first African and the first woman to occupy the position Undoubtedly Okonjo Iweala is a shining light and a beam of hope to Nigerian women African women and to women all around the globe Shoda called on Nigerian women African women and women all around the world to continue to pray for Okonjo Iweala as her victory would not only be for her but for the entire womenfolk Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Council calls for prayers for Okonjo-Iweala to be declared WTO D-G 
     Council prays that Okonjo Iweala be WTO declared DGWTOAbuja Nov 2 2020 The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called for continuous prayers for the final declaration of Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the 7th Director General of the World Trade Organisation WTO On Oct 28 the General Council of the WTO declared Dr Okonjo Iweala as the best suited candidate to occupy the position but the United States of America challenged the declaration and said it would continue to support the next candidate in line South Korea s Minister of Trade Yoo Myung hee Okonjo Iweala Nigeria s former Minister of Finance got the endorsement of 106 countries including the European Union and ECOWAS as the preferred candidate for the position Following the United States of America s objection a follow up meeting of the Council was slated for Nov 9 for a final decision to be made National President of NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda said in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja that our prayer is that come Nov 9 Okonjo Iweala will be declared the consensus director general of the WTO This will make her the first African and the first woman to occupy the position Undoubtedly Okonjo Iweala is a shining light and a beam of hope to Nigerian women African women and to women all around the globe Shoda called on Nigerian women African women and women all around the world to continue to pray for Okonjo Iweala as her victory would not only be for her but for the entire womenfolk Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Council calls for prayers for Okonjo-Iweala to be declared WTO D-G 
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    Abuja, Nov. 2, 2020 The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called for continuous prayers for the final declaration of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the 7th Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

    On Oct. 28, the General Council of the WTO declared Dr Okonjo-Iweala as the best suited candidate to occupy the position, but the United States of America challenged the declaration and said it would continue to support the next candidate in line, South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee.

    Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance got the endorsement of 106 countries including the European Union and ECOWAS as the preferred candidate for the position.

    Following the United States of America’s objection, a follow-up meeting of the Council was slated for Nov. 9 for a final decision to be made.

    National President of NCWS, Mrs Laraba Shoda, said in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja that “our prayer is that come, Nov. 9, Okonjo-Iweala will be declared the consensus director-general of the WTO.

    “This will make her the first African and the first woman to occupy the position.

    “Undoubtedly, Okonjo-Iweala is a shining light and a beam of hope to Nigerian women, African women and to women all around the globe.’’

    Shoda called on Nigerian women, African women and women all around the world to continue to pray for Okonjo-Iweala as her victory would not only be for her, but for the entire womenfolk.


    Edited By: Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

  •  Mrs Laraba Shoda the President National Council of Women s Societies says rural women are finding it extremely difficult to access the various government intervention funds put in place to cushion the effect of COVID 19 Shoda made the revelation on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja She regretted that intervention put in place by this government to assist traders especially market women has rigorous procedures to access She said Is it a woman who cannot use WhatsApp that will access the intervention fund and even when you tell them to fill a form and attach BVN and she will say Do you want to steal all my money from my account and many of them don t even know what BVN is She alleged that the disbursement of the anchor borrower s scheme has been hijacked by the cooperative societies who only allow their members to benefit from the loan There is a problem with the anchor borrower s scheme as the cooperative societies will come and take the disbursement away and tell them that they are doing palliative and if you are not a member of the cooperative societies you cannot access it So many things are happening that the government does not know There are so many loans put in place by this government and they should find means to ensure these things get to rural people because they are the ones that need these palliatives as they do not earn salaries she said Shoda appealed to government to reduced fuel and electricity price hikes saying it is badly affecting women in the rural areas as these have brought persistent increase in prices of staple foods which the rural people depend on for survival COVID 19 have come and brought hardship and this fuel and electricity hikes have made others things very expensive Women are the holders of micro economy they are the ones keeping this country together Some are selling akara beans and other little things to feed their children she added she added Shoda said even the salaries of a lot of breadwinners are not paid and wondered how they are able to feed their families Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    Rural women find it difficult to access govt. intervention funds – Shoda
     Mrs Laraba Shoda the President National Council of Women s Societies says rural women are finding it extremely difficult to access the various government intervention funds put in place to cushion the effect of COVID 19 Shoda made the revelation on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja She regretted that intervention put in place by this government to assist traders especially market women has rigorous procedures to access She said Is it a woman who cannot use WhatsApp that will access the intervention fund and even when you tell them to fill a form and attach BVN and she will say Do you want to steal all my money from my account and many of them don t even know what BVN is She alleged that the disbursement of the anchor borrower s scheme has been hijacked by the cooperative societies who only allow their members to benefit from the loan There is a problem with the anchor borrower s scheme as the cooperative societies will come and take the disbursement away and tell them that they are doing palliative and if you are not a member of the cooperative societies you cannot access it So many things are happening that the government does not know There are so many loans put in place by this government and they should find means to ensure these things get to rural people because they are the ones that need these palliatives as they do not earn salaries she said Shoda appealed to government to reduced fuel and electricity price hikes saying it is badly affecting women in the rural areas as these have brought persistent increase in prices of staple foods which the rural people depend on for survival COVID 19 have come and brought hardship and this fuel and electricity hikes have made others things very expensive Women are the holders of micro economy they are the ones keeping this country together Some are selling akara beans and other little things to feed their children she added she added Shoda said even the salaries of a lot of breadwinners are not paid and wondered how they are able to feed their families Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
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    Mrs Laraba Shoda, the President, National Council of Women’s Societies, says rural women are finding it ‘extremely difficult’ to access the various government intervention funds put in place to cushion the effect of COVID-19.

    Shoda made the revelation on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    She regretted that intervention put in place by this government to assist traders, especially market women, has  rigorous procedures to access.

    She said “Is it a woman who cannot use WhatsApp that will access the intervention fund and even when you tell them to fill a form and attach BVN and she will say ‘Do you want to steal all my money from my account’ and many of them don’t even know what BVN is.”

    She alleged that the disbursement of the anchor borrower’s scheme has been hijacked by the cooperative societies who only allow their members to benefit from the loan.

    “There is a problem with the anchor borrower’s scheme as the cooperative societies will come and take the disbursement away and tell them that they are doing palliative and if you are not a member of the cooperative societies, you cannot access it.

    “So many things are happening that the government does not know.

    “There are so many loans put in place by this government and they should find means to ensure these things get to rural people because they are the ones that need these palliatives as they do not earn salaries,” she said.

    Shoda appealed to government to reduced fuel and electricity price hikes, saying it is badly affecting women in the rural areas, as these have brought persistent increase in prices of staple foods which the rural people depend on for survival.

    COVID-19 have come and brought hardship and this fuel and electricity hikes have made others things very expensive.

    “Women are the holders of micro economy; they are the ones keeping this country together.

    “Some are selling akara, beans and other little things to feed their children,” she added,” she added.

    Shoda said even the salaries of a lot of breadwinners are not paid and wondered how they are able to feed their families.


    Edited By: Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Council for Women Societies NCWS on Monday advised women in Jigawa to collaborate with the state government to address gender related issues Mrs Laraba Shoda National President NCWS made the called in Abuja during the inauguration of the Jigawa NCWS new Executive officers The national president said she was happy to inaugurate the new executive body that would carry out the actives of the council and show its presence in Jigawa In the last10 years we have been struggling to bring Jigawa into NCWS it has not been easy but I thank God that we have been able to achieve this today We have this group of women that have been working very hard to ensure that whatever the NCWS national was doing they taxed themselves to come to attend our programmes But this time around they have taxed themselves to come for their inauguration after a successful election Since they have been chosen by their people to represent them as NCWS executives in the state we decided to support them by allowing them to come to Abuja for their inauguration she said Shoda noted that Jigawa State had been left behind since the inception of NCWS in 1956 She advised the newly inaugurated executives to collaborate with the state government and other agencies of government to sensitise women on gender issues I want them to go back to their state to make a difference to show that NCWS has representation in the state commence advocacy programmes work with the government of the state to ensure that their programmes and policies are actualised They should visit displaced people s camps if they have motherless babies homes bring together women organise programmes against early marriages attend to women with special needs and campaign against the causes of Vesico Vaginal Fistula They should also embark on sensitization programmes on health for women and girls and sensitise the girl child and their parents on the need to acquire formal education she stressed Shoda also advised the executives to work with the governor s wife who automatically becomes the patron and also with commissioner for women affairs to improve on the lives of women in the state In her remarks the chairperson Binta Mohammed said the inauguration would assist the executives championing the right of women in the state What motivated us to come from Jigawa to Abuja for this inauguration is so that we can correct the abnormalities in the system Our women are left behind We are left behind in education and health so we need awareness creation With the inauguration we are going to work very hard to ensure that we impact in the lives of our women We want changes for the betterment and improvement of the lives of our women We are going to encourage Jigawa women to come out to fight for their right and take part in politics ahead of the 2023 general elections she said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Council advises Jigawa women to support government to address gender issues
     The National Council for Women Societies NCWS on Monday advised women in Jigawa to collaborate with the state government to address gender related issues Mrs Laraba Shoda National President NCWS made the called in Abuja during the inauguration of the Jigawa NCWS new Executive officers The national president said she was happy to inaugurate the new executive body that would carry out the actives of the council and show its presence in Jigawa In the last10 years we have been struggling to bring Jigawa into NCWS it has not been easy but I thank God that we have been able to achieve this today We have this group of women that have been working very hard to ensure that whatever the NCWS national was doing they taxed themselves to come to attend our programmes But this time around they have taxed themselves to come for their inauguration after a successful election Since they have been chosen by their people to represent them as NCWS executives in the state we decided to support them by allowing them to come to Abuja for their inauguration she said Shoda noted that Jigawa State had been left behind since the inception of NCWS in 1956 She advised the newly inaugurated executives to collaborate with the state government and other agencies of government to sensitise women on gender issues I want them to go back to their state to make a difference to show that NCWS has representation in the state commence advocacy programmes work with the government of the state to ensure that their programmes and policies are actualised They should visit displaced people s camps if they have motherless babies homes bring together women organise programmes against early marriages attend to women with special needs and campaign against the causes of Vesico Vaginal Fistula They should also embark on sensitization programmes on health for women and girls and sensitise the girl child and their parents on the need to acquire formal education she stressed Shoda also advised the executives to work with the governor s wife who automatically becomes the patron and also with commissioner for women affairs to improve on the lives of women in the state In her remarks the chairperson Binta Mohammed said the inauguration would assist the executives championing the right of women in the state What motivated us to come from Jigawa to Abuja for this inauguration is so that we can correct the abnormalities in the system Our women are left behind We are left behind in education and health so we need awareness creation With the inauguration we are going to work very hard to ensure that we impact in the lives of our women We want changes for the betterment and improvement of the lives of our women We are going to encourage Jigawa women to come out to fight for their right and take part in politics ahead of the 2023 general elections she said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
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    The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), on Monday advised women in Jigawa to collaborate with the state government to address gender related issues.

    Mrs Laraba Shoda, National President, NCWS made the called in Abuja during the inauguration of the Jigawa NCWS new Executive officers.

    The national president said she was happy to inaugurate the new executive body that would carry out the actives of the council and show its presence in Jigawa.

    “In the last10 years, we have been struggling to bring Jigawa into NCWS; it has not been easy, but I thank God that we have been able to achieve this today.

    “We have this group of women that have been working very hard to ensure that whatever the NCWS national was doing they taxed themselves to come to attend our programmes.

    “But this time around, they have taxed themselves to come for their inauguration after a successful election

    “Since they have been chosen by their people to represent them as NCWS executives in the state, we decided to support them by allowing them to come to Abuja for their inauguration,’’ she said.

    Shoda noted that Jigawa State had been “left behind since the inception of NCWS in 1956’’.

    She advised the newly inaugurated executives to collaborate with the state government and other agencies of government to sensitise women on gender issues.

    “I want them to go back to their state to make a difference to show that NCWS has representation in the state; commence advocacy programmes; work with the government of the state to ensure that their programmes and policies are actualised.

    “They should visit displaced people’s camps if they have, motherless babies’ homes, bring together women, organise programmes against early marriages; attend to women with special needs and campaign against the causes of Vesico Vaginal Fistula.

    “They should also embark on sensitization programmes on health for women and girls and sensitise the girl child and their parents on the need to acquire formal education,’’ she stressed.

    Shoda also advised the executives to work with the governor’s wife, who automatically becomes the patron and also with commissioner for women affairs to improve on the lives of women in the state.

    In her remarks, the chairperson, Binta Mohammed, said the inauguration would assist the executives championing the right of women in the state.

    “What motivated us to come from Jigawa to Abuja for this inauguration is so that we can correct the abnormalities in the system.

    “Our women are left behind. We are left behind in education and health, so we need awareness creation. With the inauguration, we are going to work very hard to ensure that we impact in the lives of our women.

    “We want changes for the betterment and improvement of the lives of our women. We are going to encourage Jigawa women to come out to fight for their right and take part in politics ahead of the 2023 general elections,’’ she said.


    Edited By: Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

     

  •   email protected NCWS wants govt to sign 35 affirmative action into lawActionAbuja Oct 1 2020 The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called on the Federal Government to sign into law the 35 per cent affirmative action where women representation in power and decision making will be enhanced as Nigeria marks 60 years of independence The President of NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda made the call in her independence message to Nigerians to commemorate the country s diamond jubilee celebrations Shoda said the signing of the affirmative action into law would be the best gift from the government to Nigerian women She recalled that 25 years after the 1995 Beijing women conference Nigerian women have continued to struggle for space in all spheres of life According to her women are educated trained and knowledgeable as the men and can do well in governance if given the opportunity She added that as the country marks its 60th independence the way forward is for government to make sure that the 35 per cent affirmative action that women have been asking for is passed into law Lets sign the affirmative action into law to reduce the struggle between the genders We are not saying that women should just be picked from the streets women who are well qualified should be allowed to seek offices or contest for the 35 per cent slot If government wants to appoint 100 ministers we are saying that 35 per cent should be set aside for women so that the men will know that this is no go area for them In some African counties there are ministries and offices that are specifically set aside for women and I think we can also achieve this in Nigeria We appeal to the men not to feel that equal rights means taking over their rightful roles as heads of the homes We just want to have equal opportunities we want equity If women are given the chance they will do well Shoda noted that since independence Nigerian women had continued to struggle adding that Nigeria was nowhere near half of the Beijing resolution She said that doors have been locked against women in Nigeria hence the need for the signing of the affirmative action into law to ease the struggle for the women Shoda however urged Nigerian women to continue the struggle while urging them to come together in unity to ensure that the aims of the struggle were achieved She commended the governors of Kwara and Lagos and others who gave space to the women in their respective governments and urged others to do same Edited By Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu Source NAN
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      email protected NCWS wants govt to sign 35 affirmative action into lawActionAbuja Oct 1 2020 The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called on the Federal Government to sign into law the 35 per cent affirmative action where women representation in power and decision making will be enhanced as Nigeria marks 60 years of independence The President of NCWS Mrs Laraba Shoda made the call in her independence message to Nigerians to commemorate the country s diamond jubilee celebrations Shoda said the signing of the affirmative action into law would be the best gift from the government to Nigerian women She recalled that 25 years after the 1995 Beijing women conference Nigerian women have continued to struggle for space in all spheres of life According to her women are educated trained and knowledgeable as the men and can do well in governance if given the opportunity She added that as the country marks its 60th independence the way forward is for government to make sure that the 35 per cent affirmative action that women have been asking for is passed into law Lets sign the affirmative action into law to reduce the struggle between the genders We are not saying that women should just be picked from the streets women who are well qualified should be allowed to seek offices or contest for the 35 per cent slot If government wants to appoint 100 ministers we are saying that 35 per cent should be set aside for women so that the men will know that this is no go area for them In some African counties there are ministries and offices that are specifically set aside for women and I think we can also achieve this in Nigeria We appeal to the men not to feel that equal rights means taking over their rightful roles as heads of the homes We just want to have equal opportunities we want equity If women are given the chance they will do well Shoda noted that since independence Nigerian women had continued to struggle adding that Nigeria was nowhere near half of the Beijing resolution She said that doors have been locked against women in Nigeria hence the need for the signing of the affirmative action into law to ease the struggle for the women Shoda however urged Nigerian women to continue the struggle while urging them to come together in unity to ensure that the aims of the struggle were achieved She commended the governors of Kwara and Lagos and others who gave space to the women in their respective governments and urged others to do same Edited By Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu Source NAN
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    Abuja, Oct. 1, 2020 The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called  on the Federal Government to sign into law the 35 per cent affirmative action, where women representation in power and decision making will be enhanced as Nigeria marks 60 years of independence.

    The President of NCWS, Mrs Laraba Shoda, made the call in her independence message to Nigerians to commemorate the country’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

    Shoda said the signing of the affirmative action into law would be the best gift from the government to Nigerian women.

    She recalled that 25 years after the 1995 Beijing women conference, Nigerian women have continued to struggle for space in all spheres of life.

    According to her, women are educated, trained and knowledgeable as the men, and can do well in governance if given the opportunity.

    She added that “as the country marks its 60th independence, the way forward is for government to make sure that the 35 per cent affirmative action that women have been asking for is passed into law.

    “Lets sign the affirmative action into law to reduce the struggle between the genders. We are not saying that women should just be picked from the streets, women who are well qualified should be allowed to seek offices or contest for the 35 per cent slot.

    “If government wants to appoint 100 ministers, we are saying that 35 per cent should be set aside for women, so that the men will know that this is no go area for them.

    “In some African counties, there are ministries and offices that are specifically set aside for women and I think we can also achieve this in Nigeria.

    “We appeal to the men not to feel that equal rights means taking over their rightful roles as heads of the homes. We just want to have equal opportunities; we want equity. If women are given the chance, they will do well.”

    Shoda noted that since independence, Nigerian women had continued to struggle, adding that Nigeria was nowhere near half of the Beijing resolution.

    She said that doors have been locked against women in Nigeria, hence the need for the signing of the affirmative action into law to ease the struggle for the women.

    Shoda, however, urged Nigerian women to continue the struggle while urging them to come together in unity to ensure that the aims of the struggle were achieved.

    She commended the governors of Kwara and Lagos and others who gave space to the women in their respective governments and urged others to do same.


    Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
    Source: NAN