The Federal Government said this during an enlightenment programme organised in conjunction with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) held at Oke Odan community hall in Yewa South local government area of Ogun state.
Speaking for both the Federal Government and the IPCR, Senior Research fellow, Mr Akangbe Moses, urged women to participate in politics considering their importance in nation-building and their strength during the electioneering period.
Akangbe, who spoke passionately about the travails of border residents appealed to women to get involved in politics with the view to changing the story of the nation from good to better.
He charged women to be agents of peace in all their endeavours; urging them to play active roles in politics without mischief.
He said, “the role of women in nation-building cannot be quantified and if we must progress from our current state of good to better, we must encourage and allow our women to play active roles in politics.”
“You can contest for any political office in your area as a woman, especially when you notice those who have been holding those offices are not doing it right,” Moses added.
IPCR is an agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saddled with the responsibility of resolving conflicts and sensitisation of individuals and groups.
IPCR is primarily a research centre, a think-tank and an agency meant to strengthen Nigeria’s capacity for the promotion of peace, conflict prevention, management and resolution.
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