Ths Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim says women are critical to the growth of any society.
The Deputy Governor made the remarks during the Anambra maiden edition of the International Women Conference at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka.
Dr. Ibezim, who said that women are both political and moral change agents, stated that there are great women of integrity who have had a significant impact on the world, and advised young women to look up to them as role models.
He observed that there is now a paradigm shift in university education, as it is no longer just a pathway to becoming what you study, but also a step that exposes one to a variety of life opportunities.
He did, however, advise that as change agents, they should vote wisely in the upcoming presidential election in 2023 for a better Nigeria.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Transport, Barrister Patricia Igwebuike, stated that the journey of a woman is challenging, and as such, women must be deliberate in order to reach greater heights.
She said that women should learn to invest in themselves by equipping themselves with skills and knowledge in order to be change agents.
A captain of industry, Mrs Diana Ndigwe, Inclusivity Advocate, Mrs Eucharia Onyemobi, and a philanthropist, Chief Emeka Igwe who were among speakers at the event advocated for women as global change agents.
The event was organized by the National Female Students Association of Nigeria in collaboration with Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Affairs.
The theme of the event was “Women as Global Change Agents.”