VP, First Lady To Grace NCWS Rally On Women Empowerment For Peace



Namadi-Sambo- 600The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) is set to organize a mass rally and carnival to celebrate what it described as “an unprecedented empowerment of Nigerian women.”
According to a statement released by the National President of the NCWS, Mrs. Nkech Mba in Abuja today, the theme of the Rally is “Celebration of Nigerian Women for Peace and Empowerment.”
Mrs. Mba urged Nigerian women to come out “en mass to celebrate and honour those who have demonstrated commitment to our cause as women.”
Highlights of the two-part event scheduled for Thursday August 15, 2013, include a Road Show/ Rally and Award Dinner.
Mrs. Mba noted that the Carnival Float by women from across the states of the federation would start from 7a.m from the Old Parade Ground, through designated routes in the FCT and to terminate at the Eagle Square, Abuja for the Rally.
An Award Dinner scheduled for same day would also hold at 7p.m. at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Mrs. Mba said the event promises to be an epoch making one in the annals of women movement in Nigeria.
The First Lady, Her Excellency Dame (Dr.) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, is expected to be mother of the day at the event while the Special Guest of Honour is His Excellency Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The colourful event, according the NCWS President, would feature performances by popular artistes, including Onyeka Onwenu, Yinka Ayefele, Iyanya, Sani Danja.

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