By Gabriel Chy Alonta
The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV), Anambra State Chapter, is seeking collaboration with the management of Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, in Awka North Local Government Area, in order to educate female members on their civic rights and roles.
The non-governmental organisation led by the chairperson and the immediate past Provost, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Dr. Ego Uzozie, made this appeal when she led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the ANSPoly Rector, Dr. Nneka Mefoh.
The chairperson, in a remark during the visit, congratulated the institution on the recent Nigeria Board for Technical Education (NBTE) successful accreditation exercise of the institution and her programmes, appealing that female members of the institution be allowed to identify with the group for right exposures.
According to Uzozie, “NILOWV is a voluntary organisation, which is committed to engaging with all females from 18 years and above, to enlighten and educate them on their civic rights and duties within the context of present day Nigeria.
“The mission is to educate and mobilise women to enable them play a greater role in politics and governance in order to defend and strengthen Nigeria’s democracy”.
“The objective of NILOWV is to promote in all ramifications, the empowerment of girls and women, as well as accelerate the participation of women in public and corporate governance.”
She, therefore, called for support of the rector and the entire polytechnic family to admit willing members of the polytechnic community to the group.
Responding, the rector expressed her delight for the visit, and promised to support the group in their noble goal. She stated that she would thenceforth, send the membership appeal message to the polytechnic community through the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chukwuanu Sunday Okagbue.
Presentation of the membership form to the rector, as well as the vests and group picture, formed the high points of the visit.