The Chairperson, Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Natsinta Barrack Katsina, Mrs Safiya Abdulmajid, has urged women to intensify efforts toward ensuring a disease-free society.
Abdulmajid made the call on Monday in Katsina during a press briefing in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, with the theme: “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World “.
She said that women have a role to play in the fight against the pandemic and making the society free of diseases.
Abdulmajid said that women should also assist towards addressing other problems affecting the society.In her remark, Katsina State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Rabiatu Muhammad, advised women to take good care of themselves and their families for a healthy society.
Muhammad, represented by Hajiya Maryam Hussaini, also urged women to maintain proper environmental sanitation and personal hygiene.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Dr Ibrahim Olayinka, presented a paper titled: “COVID-19, our roles in mitigating the pandemic”.
He said the disease is real, hence the need for all Nigerians to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.
Also, Major Ireti Omolayo, in a paper she presented on Women in Leadership, said that women have the capability to achieve greatness even in difficulties.
She called for collaboration to collectively address the challenges facing humanity.