A Call to be Part of 10 Million Woman March For Peace, Unity and Wealth Creation
As Founder and President of Lady of Africa Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation, I, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi, humbly call on all fellow women of goodwill, means and conscience to come together and join the Lady of Africa Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation’s 10Million Woman March to move our dear country Nigeria, and by implication, Africa, forward.
Some women are born to win, some are born to build; some are born to speak out while some are born to be silent but work underground for the good of their immediate family and constituencies.
This, of course, does not preclude the fact that some women have lived subservient lives or endured hardship and failure. Some have also suffered deprivation, sexual violence and exploitation, slavery, even physical and emotional abuse. But in the midst of all these, one thing binds us all – our womanhood and humanity.
And this is why we, as women, must all stand together as one and make a statement. To start with, every woman must get their Voter’s Card and make a statement with it on every election date.
We will also be using this March to present our demands, all aimed at promoting women’s welfare and wellbeing.
· The Federal Government must make available One Hundred Billion Naira Women Empowerment Funds to be instituted and made available to women across the country.
· Government must establish at least one Special Women Hospital in each state of the federation, to cater to women’s health and wellbeing
· Rescue all abduction/kidnap victims across the country and put in place effective security and policing to forestall future occurrences.
· Ensure full implementation of Women Affirmative Action in governance. This will ensure that women get at least 35% representation in governance across board.
The March will also provide an avenue for participating women from all walks of life to interact and network for business.
It is for these reasons that all women must embrace this initiative and troop out in millions to make a bold statement, and create a better future for our generation and generations to come.
In Lagos, which will be the epicentre, The March, slated for October 1, 2022, will be coordinated from five divisions, namely: Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland. Ikorodu, Epe, Alimosho and Badagry.
The same process will be replicated across the capital cities of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.