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Socialist Democracy April - May 2003 | Index

LAGOS NCP MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

For the first time in the history of National Conscience Party (NCP), the women section of the party in Lagos State held a public lecture to mark the International Women's Day. The programme was held on 8th of March, 2003 at the state secretariat at No 36A, Acme Road, Ikeja. The programme was organised to raise the level of consciousness and awareness of women as a means of changing their attitude towards political issues. The topic discussed was "Women Political Participation: Prospects And Challenges".

A good number of forty-eight people attended including thirty women. The guest speaker was represented by Mrs. Fagbamigbe from Institute of Legal Studies who spoke extensively on the topic highlighting the role society, media and government play in politics. She gave statistical analysis of women in politics, labour force, etc., their attitude and problems. At the end, resolutions were made on how women should view politics. Other speakers were Mrs. Olumide Fusika, Mrs. Adesanya, Miss Yetunde Awosika and the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos state, Mr. Lateef Abassi.

A total amount of N1,000 was raised as solidarity fund. The NCP looks forward to more women joining the fold and participate fully in this kind of forum and in political activities meant to change society in the interests of the overwhelming majority, the downtrodden masses.

 

 

 

Socialist Democracy April - May 2003 | Index