NIGERIA UNION IN SOUTH AFRICA INAUGURATES WOMEN LEAGUE

NIGERIA UNION IN SOUTH AFRICA INAUGURATES WOMEN LEAGUE

By Mike Mbonye

Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Saturday 9th September 2017 in Johannesburg, inaugurated the Women League, Gauteng Province chapter.

Mr Adetola Olubajo, the newly-elected President, Nigeria Union (NUSA), who inaugurated the League, urged women members to initiate projects that would further cement the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa.

Olubajo, a former Secretary-General of the union, took over from Mr Ikechuckwu Anyene, a lawyer, at an election conducted on Sept. 2.

“I urge you to initiate projects and programmes that will bring our country and South Africa together. In this way, there will be a synergy between the countries.

The president tasked the women to take advantage of the existing ties and bond between the countries through marriage by their citizens to strengthen and build unity and peace.

According to Olubajo, who hails from Odogbolu in Ogun, the union is determined to protect the welfare of Nigerians in South Africa by ensuring that the various communities are united.

He said: “I urge you (women) to mobilise your spouses and ensure that they belong to the union.’’

“NUSA belongs to all Nigerians. The women league has the task to mobilise all women, including South Africans married to Nigerians, to become members.

“We will forge ahead and achieve greater results as a united body.”

Mrs Chidilim Chukwuma, the President of the League, said they would ensure the integration of both countries by promoting their rich cultures.

“We want to be the voice of women here. We live in a society where Nigerian women in South Africa are voiceless and are treated as second class citizens.”

Chukwuma said the league would bridge the gap through culture-sharing with the host country and integrate South African women married to Nigerians into Nigeria’s culture.

In his remarks, Mr Mathew Okafor, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the union, urged the women league to be good ambassadors of their country and do everything within their powers to consolidate the good relationship between the two countries.

“I say this because all women will be looking up to you to deliver,” he said.

NUSA’s objective is to support and promote healthy relationship between Nigerians and South Africans and other nationalities in the areas of trade, commerce, learning and culture.

NUSA has also launched massive campaigns against drug and prostitution. (NAN)

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 1699 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Opinion 0 Comments

REASON I GO TO SLEEP A HAPPY MAN

“A Thankless Job” Barrister Austin Okeke Writes From South Africa We are standing in a shade today because somebody some time ago planted a tree. As the leader of the

PRESS RELEASE FROM NIGERIAN CONSULATE ON MR. IBRAHIM OLAMILEKAN BADMUS’ MURDER IN VANDERBIJLPARK, SOUTH AFRICA

Office of the Consul General The Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa has received the report of the unfortunate incident in Vanderbijlpark,Vereeniging, South Africa, on the 10th October 2017

Health 0 Comments

Over 60 dead in ‘mysterious disease’ outbreak in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria At least 62 people are confirmed dead by a yet-to-be-diagnosed disease, a health official in Nigeria’s north central Kogi state has said. “About 62 people have now been

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply