The Trade Union Congress in the Federal Capital Territory (TUC FCT) Women Commission has emphasised the need for more women in leadership positions, saying it would help in closing gender gaps and other yearnings.
Chairperson of Trade Union Congress FCT Women Commission, Sandra Nnenna Ogbonna, made the call during her welcome address at the Annual FCT TUC Women Commission Summit yesterday in Abuja. The event held under the theme; “Breaking Frontiers: A Transformational FCT,” aimed to address the challenges and opportunities faced by women in a rapidly changing world.
In her speech, Ogbonna called for more women in leadership at all levels of government and society.
“This theme is particularly relevant today, as we are living in a time of great change and transformation. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and new technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate. This is creating new opportunities,” she said.
Sandra also stressed the need for women to break barriers and reach their full potential.
She said the commission was working to create a more equitable and inclusive FCT where all women have the opportunity to succeed.
The chairperson of TUC FCT, Comrade Audu Paul Akogwu, in his opening remarks, highlighted the significance of women’s empowerment in the face of a dynamic and interconnected global landscape.
He noted that while technological advancements create new prospects for women, they also present fresh challenges that need to be addressed.
We are living in a time of great change and transformation. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and new technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate. This is creating new opportunities for women, but it is also posing new challenges,” Akogwu said.
The chairperson also underscored the role of the TUC FCT Women Commission in striving for a more equitable and inclusive Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where women can reach their full potential and contribute significantly to governance and society.