Coronavirus: Patience Jonathan calls for more roles for women in governance

Coronavirus: Patience Jonathan calls for more roles for women in governance

- Patience Jonathan has called for more leadership roles for women

- According to her, with more roles, women would be able to contribute their quotes in nation-building

- The former first lady said women are good at taking initiations

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In efforts to boost the inclusion of women in governance, Dame Patience Jonathan has urged governments to give more leadership roles to women.

According to the former first lady, this will enable them to contribute their quota towards building stable and productive societies.

Jonathan made this call during an international virtual conference on " Covid-19: Leadership of Women in Times of Crisis."

The conference was organised by the Universal Peace Federation for serving and former First Ladies across the world.

Coronavirus: Patience Jonathan calls for more roles for women in governance
According to Patience Jonathan, with more roles, women would be able to contribute their quotes in nation-building. Credit: Twitter.
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Going further, she also called for support for the crusade for gender equality and change towards a better society.

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Speaking on what she has been doing during this Covid-19 pandemic, the former first lady submitted that her NGO, Women for Change and Development Initiative and A. Ariwera Reachout Foundation is giving counseling support to women who suffer any form of abuse and other forms of assault during this period of COVID 19.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari, praised her predecessor, Patience Jonathan for her contributions towards the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The first lady disclosed this in a statement she released on her Facebook page on Thursday, April 23.

According to her, Jonathan willingly released her building that’s in court to be used as a Covid-19 isolation centre temporarily.

She also listed donated items as hospital beds, bedsheets, Personal Protective Equipment-PPE and medications.

She added that the items will be distributed immediately to centres where they will be utilized appropriately.

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"I would like to express my appreciation to all those who responded to our call through my GET INVOLVED INITIATIVE to contribute towards the fight against Covid 19.

"I thank Nigerians particularly all Former First Ladies for their Goodwill and some contributions in kind especially Dame Patience Jonathan for willingly releasing her hospital that’s in court but still under her possession to be used as a Covid -19 isolation center TEMPORARILY.

"All the donated items including hospital beds, bedsheets, Personal Protective Equipment-PPE and medications will be distributed immediately to centres where they will be utilized appropriately.

"It is my ernest prayers for the end of this global pandemic," she wrote on Facebook.

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