As the world marks International Women’s Day, the need to sustain the educational empowerment of the girl-child in the South East, has been stressed.
In a press statement by Dr. Paul Okoye, the President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, he commended Ndigbo for the visible educational empowerment often availed to the females and tasked them to surpass the present standards as that is one of the ways to lift women, who are the most vulnerable in the society out of poverty. Okoye noted that getting more people into schools, remains one of the cardinal goals of NIROH as the group pursues its mandate of repositioning Igbo land. Part of the statement reads: “I wish to congratulate women on a day like this as their importance cannot be overemphasised in a society like ours. The bulk of the role of home-building lies on the women and this calls for continued encouragement by people and government at various levels. It is pertinent to remark that Ndigbo have done appreciably well in the area of educational empowerment for women. That is why we have the likes of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chimamanda Adichie, Oby Ezekwesili, Dora Akunyuli, Arunma Oteh and many others. This tempo must be sustained in giving our women good educational backing to enable them compete favourably globally. Women are more vulnerable to poverty, and empowering them has the overall effect of reducing poverty in the society. We must in addition to this, begin to break all prejudices against women development so they have more opportunities to succeed.”
NIROH, a global mandate initiated with the support and pioneer leadership of late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu has been at the forefront of a cerebral restoration of Igbo glory, with soaring membership base across major cities of the world.