Participants at the ongoing national workshop on the role of women in promoting integrity and security in Nigeria

By Josef Ishu

Worried by the incessant security challenges faced by the Nigerian State, the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation in collaboration with the Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation has organized a national workshop focusing on the role of women in promoting integrity and security in the country.

The 3-day workshop, which opened on Tuesday, March 23 in Abuja had in attendance the Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, the CDD representative, Idayat Hassan as well as Dayo Olaide, the representative of the MacArthur Foundation, sponsor of the event.

Also present are representatives of the National Orientation Agency, Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Federation of Muslim Women in Nigeria, NASFAT, National Council of Women Religious, Women Interfaith Council and Catholic Women Organisation, among the participating organisations.

Facilitators at the Workshop include Dr Maryam Lemu, Amb. Justina Ngwobia, Mrs Amaka Obi, Hajia Nike Abdulrahman and Dr Joseph Ochogwu.

The workshop is expected to come up with concrete recommendations and workable strategies towards a more proactive engagement of women and women organisations in the task of building a more secure nation of greater integrity.