Nigeria League Of Women Voters (NILOWV) under the able leadership of Chief Mrs Remi Omisore, Mrs Funke Moore who happened to be the former General Manager of Lagos State Television on Sunday enlightened Epe woman voters on why they need to join the group, vote and be voted for.
Speaking to Thecitypulsenews during the event, Remi Omisore revealed that NILOWV is a voluntary, non-sectarian, non-profit association that does not discriminate against any woman in terms of race, nationality, colour or religion.
She said NILOWV was founded after meeting with some members of American League Of Women Voters at the Berlin World Conference / forum in 1995 and was registered in 1998.
Omisore said empowering women politically, economically and defending women’s right is part of their Obligations.
Mrs Funke Moore while speaking said the League is NOT a political party but an association of women voters.
She said the league will constantly arrange informative, enlightenment activities across the country for its members and the general public through seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Also speaking, Professor Sola Oladipupo said the league is committed to attract to herself all females from the age 18years and above so as to enlighten and educate them on their civic rights and duties within the context of our present day Nigeia and beyond.
On Membership, Mrs Moore revealed that NILOWV is open to all women in Nigeria provided they are above the age of 18.There are several categories of members with varying levels of commitment, obligations and privileges, she said.
After the event which was held at Epe Local Government, a courtesy visit was paid to highly revered traditional ruler of the land the Oloja Of Epeland HRM. Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun who openly endorsed the group.
Animashaun during his speech to NILOWV representatives made a reference to Okonjo Iweala, Remi Tinubu and the likes in high places, he welcome the group to Epeland and urged them to do more to enlighten the woman for them to know their rights.
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