Maryam Uwais Commends Aderonke Bello’s Led Fame Foundation, On International Women’s Day Programs In Abuja
Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President, on social investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais has commended the efforts of famous Non Governmental Organization “Fame Foundation ” over the rationale behind this year’s celebration of International women’s day, maxinews24.com reports.
Uwais in an interview with cross section of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OSPAN), she described as a pointer to show how effective women are in equation of men generally, especially with the football match.
“It’s a very Interesting program. It’s demonstrating very vividly that women can do better than most men can. I’m very interested because the passion and energy are evident on this field of play” she opined as she thumbs up the central referee, sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung.
“He’s always been the man of the people, he is very keen to monitor situations around himself. I’m not that surprised seeing him officiating the women’s games on a remarkable day like International women’s day.
“As a woman, I believe women should always be there for each other, let’s ensure we support women in every activity. Let’s be role models, let’s demonstrate that this country (Nigeria) is also ours, we would also speak out when we see issues that need to be addressed. We shall always stand to be counted when the need arises,” Uwais maintained.
Fame Foundation founder, Aderonke Bello and her team of visionaries teamed up to mark this year’s International Women’s Day with epoch football matches; which involved Team All Stars Women Football Association (WOFAN), Team Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Team Fame, Team Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). The Theme for this year’s International women’s day program by Fame Foundation was Tagged “Football Match for Better Balance “. Dignitaries at the ceremony were, Her Excellency, Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria. Ms Comfort Lamptey, Country Representative, UN women, Ace broadcaster, Ordinary Ahmed Isah, President Brekete Family and Human Rights Radio, Amongst others.