Independence day is about celebrating the values a country was founded upon as well as freedom. Nigeria is 55 even as we celebrate her rich cultural heritage, let us also empower and celebrate women in government. Lets also hope for historical firsts in our country, by empowering women who run for offices. These women are like the nations mothers mostly and we have to believe they will nurture the country as our mothers did. Considering people like Oby Ezekweseli, Okonjo Iwela or even Catherine Samba Panza president of central African Republic or the queens of England, past and present to mention a few who have shown great prowess in their fields.
The sooner we feel the need to empower women in offices the sooner we realise that history should be "herstory" too sometimes.
1st October, 2015