The new leadership of the Nigeria Council of Women Societies (NCWS) led by the president Mrs Laraba Gloria Shoda on Tuesday July 26, met with Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The new Exco was sworn in following a free and fair election conducted during the NCWS National Convention held between July 15th – July 17th in Abuja. The convention was attended by a 20-woman strong delegation from Kebbi state led by the president of the state chapter Mrs M Danga.
Amongst National officials elected and present at yesterday was Dr Bilkisu Magoro as well as the Kebbi state Patron and wife of the governor Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu. Mrs Buhari as the wife of the president is by constitution and tradition the Grand patron of the society and she was formally invested yesterday in a colorful ceremony.
Aisha Buhari tasked the leadership to review its current constitution (which has not been reviewed since 2005); to reflect current needs of Nigerian women especially in relation to over 2M displaced women and children. She also asked the women to chart a course for a greater future for women and children in Nigeria. She emphasised the importance of involving all stakeholders in building a strong partnership as enshrined by the NCWS slogan: SERVICE IN UNITY.
“I commend and congratulate the National Council of Women Societies and their newly elected President Gloria Shode. The elections were conducted freely and fairly in the most democratic manner. The Council will always have my support as they chart a course towards a greater future.” said Mrs Buhari.
Others present at the investiture were Minister of Women Affairs Senator Jummai Alhassan, Mrs Akinfuluire SA SDG to the president and former Deputy governor of Lagos, Recent MD Niger Delta Development Commission Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Dame Pauline Tallen, Haj Hajjo Sani, Honourable Asabe Vilita, wives of ministers governors and other associates.