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Pyrates Confraternity Empowers Indigent Women In Ogun To Celebrate Women’s Day 

As part  of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day, the Ash Montana and Blizzard decks of the National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity on the 9th of March, 2024, initiated an Empowerment Campaign project at their Gbonugu Obantoko Secretariat, Abeokuta, targeting indigent women within the state to benefit from the exercise. 

The  International Women’s Day which was celebrated on the 8th of March, 2024 worldwide is perceived and committed to be a very important stage as it reflects on the genders resilience in contributing positively to the sustainability of human existence as well as reiterating gender equality and their well being in every aspect of life.

Stakeholders comprising the States Police Area Command, Adatan, Ogun State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, and a Gender Development Initiative lecturer, were present at the memorable occasion to encourage the invited women gender, who attended the occasion en masse, on the importance of the Women’s Day. 

Speaking during the programme, Dr. Oni Oluwakemi of the Gender Development Initiative,  Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, informed the women that it is very pertinent for them to exercise their rights in the society they may find themselves and that these rights should not be hindered in any way so as to be able to give their full  support towards the general growth of the society.

Also,  speaking,  Mrs. Wonuola Kazeem, Director of Women Empowerment Services, Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development who was  represented by the Ogun State Commissioner for Women Affairs, admonished the Women on the need to be in their best behaviours whenever they are discharging their duties/roles in the community so as to achieve the desired respect and honour.

In the same vein, Mrs Mariam Afolabi Odemuyiwa of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, briefed the women on their various rights and advised that enlightened them om ways to ensure that their rights are not abuse in any form .

The Deputy Superintendent of Police Area Command, Adatan, Abeokuta, Mr. Eibejiale Sunday,  while speaking commented on the role of the Police Force as it relates to ensuring and guarding the rights of Women at all times.

He also advised that perpetrators of abuse of women rights should be reported immediately to the nearest police station so that justice can be passed on the erring person or persons.

At the end of the event, all attendees and the organizers were elated that the purpose for which the event was embarked on was achieved.

 Items distributed to empower the indigent women included Deep Freezers, Grinding machines, sewing machines and lots more.

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