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In recognition of her unrelenting dedication to empowering and uplifting Nigerian women, wife of the Taraba State Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku was recently presented with an award by the National Council of Women Society, NCWS.

Hajiyamanu2Barr. Anna Ishaku, who was represented by the wife of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Hajiya Zainab Haruna Manu received the award at the 2016 National Convention and Awards Ceremony of NCWS in collaboration with the Consumer Protection Council, CPC, held at the Women Development Center, Abuja.

Speaking at the event, wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari commended Nigerian women for being agents of change as they are observed to be fulfilling their roles as wives, mothers, and pillars in the society.

Aisha Buhari, however, stated that due to religious, cultural and the pull- down syndrome, these women have not been able to attain their desired goals and representation in the political sphere.

She stressed the need for government at all levels to ensure that women achieve the thirty-five percent affirmative action in all elective positions as they constitute more than half of the voting population.

Aisha Buhari implored Nigerian women to unite and speak with one voice on issues concerning them so as to improve their livelihood.

In her remarks, the Director General of Consumer Protection Council, CPC, Dupe Atoki called on Nigerian women as primary consumers to know what their rights are and not just throw away products if they are not satisfied with them. She advised that such cases be reported to CPC to seek redress either by refund, repair or replacement of the product.

Earlier, the former president of NCWS, Mrs. Nkechi Okemini Mba commended the NCWS for giving her necessary cooperation during her term and urged them to accord same to the present executive for the progress of the council.

Other recipients of the award include Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Jummai Allhassan, some female senators and members of the House of Representative, few wives of State Governors and deserving individuals.