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Women Organization Laments Persistent Challenges Confronting Nigerians

A coalition of women organization in Ibadan, Association Of Women Orientations For Sustainable Development In Nigeria, has expressed sadness over the persistent challenges confronting the nation’s security and socio economic development.

The association expressed its dissatisfaction at a press conference held in Ibadan, Oyo State following its June monthly meeting where national issues were discussed.

Association Of Women Orientations For Sustainable Development In Nigeria is a membership organization with about sixty women focused groups that meet to deliberate national issues to call the attention of government to the issues.

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President of the association, Mrs Grace Oluwatoye who decried the spate of kidnapping, inflation and strike in the university system, identified corruption, high cost of governance, leadership and followership problems as factors responsible for the nations woes.

“It is expedient that the rights of the prople should not be tampered with, especially basic rights, the rights to liberty, happiness but as we Look at the events happening in our country today, we don’t have the rights to lives, as lives are being wasted by the way of kidnapping and ritual killing” she said.

Speaking on leadership problems, unemployment and rising insecurity, Dr Olabisi Awosanya lamented the quality of youth upbringing in some families.

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Dr Awosanya said parents and guidance should prioritize proper upbring of the children, describing family as a reflection of the society.

She also called for more support for entrepreneurs which she said was a way to put an end to unemployment.

However, Mrs Mobola Thompson said there was need for political, religious and traditional leaders to address ethnicity barriers to sustain Nigeria’s unity.

Mrs Thompson who cautioned Nigerians against division said all ethnics must be kind to one another irrespective of where they live or do business.

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Others, who decried the infrastructural decay in schools, growing insecurity and inability to diversify the country’s economy challenged key players to be more committed to the Nigerian project.

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