`If you Educate a woman, you have educated the entire society because through her effort, her children will be educated and it will become a spiral that will multiply. It is very important for the society to acknowledge the roles of women and give them due acknowledgment`.
These were the words of the spokesperson and the Director Public Enlightenment, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Mrs. Rasheedat Adunni Okoduwa mni, who spoke on the 2017 World International Women`s Day with the theme ; `Be Bold For Change` at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja.
Similary, Mrs Rasheedat noted that women are the bedrock of everything that the society stands for, thereby role of women in the society should not be ignored. “Without women there will be nothing like procreation and it is from procreation that we have the continuation of the human race. Women have also contributed positively to the economy of nations, especially in Nigeria as many of them have been applauded with their laudable achievement in the formal Economic sector. Politically women are there at the grassroots to marshal grassroots power making the needs of the community to be known through peaceful protests and agitations thereby striking against inequality and injustice in the society”
Also, she noted that women must come out fully to continue to drive the anti-corruption agenda of the Present government because they are being victimized mostly and their children when their husbands are found culpable of any corrupt act. Corruption triggers poverty and the women are worse off when such situation occurs. Women must be bold for positive change and be able to drive for anti-social behaviours.