As part of the women empowerment and enlightenment programme set up by the Imo State Diasporan office headed by the special adviser to the Imo state government on diasporan affairs Cllr Celia Osakwe-Hibbert. The office recently reached out to the Nigerian Girl Guides Association, Imo State Chapter.
In the meeting which featured some representatives of the Girls guide association and some members of the diaspora commission, she introduced herself and welcomed the group to her office while thanking the Imo State girls guide commissioner Mrs. Stella Ekeh and Mrs. Onukwube Ejike for setting up the event.
She talked about how the Governor has put up a good fight against the coronavirus mayhem, thus making sure that the virus toll was brought down to the barest minimum. She also appreciates Imo state citizens for adhering to rules and directives stipulated by the Imo State Government.
She reiterated the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma is someone who strongly advocates gender equality, and believes in girl child education. and he sees the need for women empowerment which is why he has placed a lot of women in strategic positions of power thus making his administration the best of all time in terms of gender parity.
Mrs. Osakwe-Hibbert also discusses the principles of the Girls scout association which is to enable every girl child to develop to their fullest potential and become active citizens of the society while aiding the motive to drive positive change around their surroundings.
Using herself as an example of the female societal struggle, she asks the group to draw inspiration from her after which she accepts their request to be their mentor.
She promises to support and morally motivate the group in all their endeavors, and to help them create better women in the society who would shine with their gigantic achievements.
She finalizes with James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey’s quote: When you educate a man, you have educated an individual but when you educate a woman, you have educated a nation.