International Women’s Day: Believe in Your Abilities, Adeeko Urges Women
- Women and girls have been advised to believe in their capabilities and pursue their dreams for a better future
- The advice was given by serial entrepreneur, Adenike Isi Adeeko, to mark International Women’s Day
- The purpose of the day is to uphold women’s achievements, recognise challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality
FCT, Abuja – To mark the 2023 International Women’s Day, serial entrepreneur, Adenike Isi Adeeko, has urged women and girls in Nigeria to believe in their capabilities and pursue their dreams.
Adeeko made the statement on Thursday, March 9, while speaking to Legit.ng in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She said the theme, of this year’s event: “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality,” would go a long way in exposing women to the market, further improving their technology skills and availing them more opportunities.
Adeeko further said women should believe they could venture into science, technology, engineering, and most importantly, information technology and communication.
“Those courses are not reserved for men. Women and girls should believe that hard work can break any barrier. Girls should have that confidence.
“Women should always be ready to mentor younger women, guide them and give back to the girls in secondary schools, in the university and be an inspirational story to them.”
Adeeko, founder of Whiskey Mistress, Donkey Technologies, and the ticketing platform, Nairatix, urged the government at all levels to sponsor more science programs and give more grants and equal opportunities to women.
She added that women should invest in themselves and attain their desired goals despite society and nature’s hurdles in their paths.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that thirteen women had been elected as lawmakers in the House of Representatives in the forthcoming 10th National Assembly.
The women have distinguished themselves in various walks of life before venturing into the murky waters of politics.
They include a trade economist, Lady Chinwe Maureen Gwacham, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Lilian Obiageli Orogbu, a former minister of state for foreign affairs, Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, among others.
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She noted that for her party, it is not about winning but having a transparent, free, fair process that aligns with the rule of law.