The Executive Director of LAPO, Mrs Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, gave the charge while talking at the 2017 International Women’s Day Ceremony, sorted out by LAPO Lagos 2 Region.
The International Women’s Day is denoted each March 8, to praise the social, financial, social and political accomplishments of ladies around the globe.
The 2017 International Women’s Day had the topic “Be Bold for Change”, while LAPO’s festival had the sub-subject, “Ladies as Pacesetters in National Development”.
The official executive, who was spoken to by Mrs Sandra Asowata, Regional Officer, LAPO Lagos 2 Region, said the significance of ladies in the general public can’t be over-stressed.
“The International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played extraordinary roles in the history of their families, communities and society at large.
“On this special day, we are asking you to be bold for change, call on yourself to help forge a better working and gender-equal world. ”
Idowu-Osehobo said LAPO gave free wellbeing screening and referrals for 2,554 men and 36,234 ladies in 2016. The tests included screening for Malaria, Diabetes, Blood Pressure and Hepatitis, including that sensitisation projects were likewise done on cervical tumor, hand washing, breastfeeding, among others.
As per her, ladies were sharpened on points extending from child inclination, high school pregnancy, abusive behavior at home, self-regard, administration in administration, and in addition marriage and partition.
In her address, Dr Chika Okangbe of the School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ogun, said sex based holes existed over the globe which must be shut with the support of all.
Okangbe said Nigerian ladies were still confronted with issues, for example, aggressive behavior at home and absence of equivalent support in governmental issues.
“Women can be great leaders and pacesetters in national development. This has been demonstrated in the past by Princess Moremi and the Biblical Queen Esther.
“Women such as late Dr Dora Akinyuli excelled very well in her position as NAFDAC boss. Dr Oby Ezekwesili has been in the forefront of the campaign to bring back our girls who were kidnapped in Chibok.
“So there are many women out there, including you and I, who are ready to perform if given the opportunity, but we as women need to be supportive of each other,” she added