By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Media practitioners have been called upon to give more attention to women in politics, to take part in leadership role, saying they’re strategically in position to pursue peace and meaningful development.
This observations was made during an annual public lecture organized by Women for Peace in Nigeria (WOPIN) kaduna State chapter, supported by Mabic Foundation for Peace Mediation of Nigeria and two others.
In the lecture titled “The Role of The Media in Nation Building”, the guest speakers media expert, Hassan lbrahim and an NGO guru, Agada Simon collectively said women deserved to be encouraged by media to be involved in elective positions in the country’s democratic space.
According to the guests lecturers, the 2023 democratic dispensation is going to be more of youths and women friendly, and therefore encouraged them to actively participate in the elections and believing that their votes would count.
According to them, where a man have worked effortlessly for years to bring about peace and security, a woman would perform miracles without much stress because of their nature and closeness to youths and children.
Also titled “Women as Veritable Tools for Peace and Conflicts Management: The Media Perspective”, a guests lecturer stressed that the media occupied a vantage position in promoting activities as a medium of information dissemination.
Women For Peace In Nigeria (WOPIN).
Earlier in her remakes, the state coordinator Mrs Grace Magaji said expressed joy for the establishment of WOPIN by Dr. Maryam Andullahi, adding that, as the name implied, WOPIN is set up with the purpose of supporting, encouraging women to
inculcate the attitude of peace in people from childhood.
She said the grooming of children from ward to the National level by the body has been helpful with guidenance and supports provided also saying, “we are gender sensitive despite our name, but
women are first as they are at the thick of the storm.
“Our major objectives just to mention but few are foster unity among Nigerian across the divides, create a sense of purpose through love, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among
diverse interest, cultures, tribes and religion.
“The organization also serves as a link in partnering with Government and non-
government agencies to ensure development and peaceful coexistence, by supporting government
initiatives for sustainable developments in our social lives, armong others”, she said.
According her, they also thanked all Nigerians, specific CSOs, NGOs and government of kaduna State for their supports, and called for more synergy on peace building efforts.
“Secondly we are here to interact or discuss the role of public mouth piece on issues
of peace building and how we can build synergy to create an atmosphere of lasting peace
in Kaduna and Nigeria at large”, stressing that Peace brings development without which there could be no developments.