Clad in green and red, the women marched from the popular Control post junction, down to bank road before occupying the government house entrance gate, demanding an immediate end to all kinds of rites and customs affecting the growth of the girl child.
The women group who were armed with placards of various inscriptions called on the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities to speedily still their differences to allow university students go back to their schools.
Speaking during the protest, the President of Women Unite to Live Initiative, Nigeria, Chika Nwachukwu, who led the group urged the government of the state, to deepen democracy by building basic amenities to end the plights of rural women in the state.
The activist asked the government to “use the 2022 International Women’s Day with the theme #BreakingTheBias to ponder on the place of a typical African Woman.
”This clarion call for all nations to rise against all forms of unfairness which inhibit women from utilizing their potentials for self-realization, socio-political and economic advancement and general well-being at the various communities, workplaces, schools, colleges and universities.”
She commended the federal government for the signing of the Electoral Bill into Law, saying full implementation of the bill should be strictly observed to guarantee credibility in our electoral processes.
She further said,” We condemn money-politics as we pray and march into a glorious nation. We cannot continue to watch our generations embrace hardship as a way of life, while their contemporaries in developed nations are advancing in all aspects of life endeavours.”
Prof Placid Njoku, the Deputy Governor of the state, while addressing the women group assured that the state government would look into their demands with the intention of solving the ones that are within the purview of the state government.