Women’s contribution needed to address Nigeria’s problem–Tallen
Dame Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, has expressed the belief that several challenges affecting the country can be addressed with the ‘invaluable’ contribution of ‘hardworking’ Nigerian women.
She stated this at the 2021 edition of the Nigeria Silent Heroes (NSH) Award, in Abuja.
The Minister was named ‘Silent Hero in Women Emancipation’ by the NSHA organizers, and received an award plaque at the event.
She dedicated the award to the entire Nigerian women, while delivering her acceptance speech.
Tallen, observed that though Nigerian women have contributed significantly towards national development over the years, there efforts have not been adequately acknowledged.
“Nigeria will do well if we begin to acknowledge women’s contributions,” she said.
The Women Affairs Minister, pointed out that Nigerian women remain critical and strategic partners to making the country better.
She said: “It is time for Nigerian women to say no to early girl marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, among several issues affecting us. We must join efforts to fight the aforementioned vices, and several others, so as to make Nigeria great and better for all.”
Other awardees include Alh. Aliko Dangote, two female journalists with The Sun newspaper and Channels Television, and 20 other recipients.
Highpoint of the award ceremony, founded by Mr. Sunday Odita, was the launching of the Silent Heroes Magazine.