The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon once said:
“When we empower women, we empower communities, nations and entire human family.” The impact of political involvement of women has left a patch in path; therefore it can be asserted that women are not only loaded with valuable potentials, but also have the legal right to contribute to the development of their societies.
Any government should adequately provide for the position of women in its administration and make amendment to policies that have placed women at the losing end.
The role of women in nation building therefore cannot be over emphasized as women have played various roles in shaping the nation through the years. And this dates back to the pre-colonial era.
History tells us about women, who have played active roles in the administration and business. We do not need to look too far to see just how much impact women are making economic growth development.
From the woman selling snacks on the streets to the fish seller in the market, they are the drivers of the informal sector which in itself accounts for a huge part of revenue earnings for the nation.
Divisional Head, Brand and Communications for Fidelity Bank Plc., Charles Aigbe speaks on the role of women in business as well as in nation building, encouraging them to participate in the ongoing election process.