Wife of the President of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan has called out to women in the south western part of Nigeria.
The first lady made the call in a message sent through the National Coordinator of Women for Change Initiative, Hajia Rabi Ibrahim, who was in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, to address women leaders across the south west and to look for ways of building capacity and empowering them.
Hajia Ibrahim, who was accompanied by Mrs Edwin Clark and other women leaders under the initiative, also visited the south west campaign and mobilisation office of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) .
The South West Coordinator of Women for Change Initiative, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, explained that the initiative has been able to assist women especially those in rural areas to start small businesses and work their way to self-reliance.
She added that the meeting with the national coordinator of women for change initiative will first address women in Oyo state and then move to Ogun state for further consultations on ways of achieving more women participation in politics as well as foster greater harmony among and more target specific capacity building within the south west and the country at large.