Wife of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Amina Sambo, has called on Nigerian women to always add a voice to peace building in the country. She made the call during the inaugural meeting of the Global Peace Women (GPW) Nigeria held recently in Kaduna.
Mrs. Sambo, who is a member of the Global Peace Women (GPW) International Advisory Council, explained that Global Peace Women advances the vision of establishing One Family under God through women-led initiatives that will create an environment for peace to begin in homes. She however, reminded women of their roles as mothers and guides in the families to implement solutions to common challenges.
Speaking earlier, the Country Director of GPF Nigeria, John Oko, noted that the GPF recognizes women and their unique nature and their crucial leadership role in building peace in the family, which serve as a basis for healthy societies, nations, and world; hence, the need for Global Peace Women Inauguration in Nigeria.
In a remark, the Northern Co-coordinator GPF Nigeria, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, underscored the power of women in circulating and promoting positive messages to a wider audience, giving an illustration of the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan Woman in the Bible.
He stressed that women remain the carriers of good news to their children, husbands and the society as a whole; therefore, he called on Nigerian women to join in carrying the message of peace.
Also speaking at the event, the Northern Co-coordinator GPF Nigeria, Sheikh Halliru Abdullahi Maraya, said the GPW offers opportunity to support women with education on the value of femininity and advocacy to develop healthy families and societies.
The Global Peace Women is an arm of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) that champions the message of “One Family Under God” Campaign. The Foundation also seeks to promote the ideal to build healthy families; recognizes the indispensable value of women as daughters, wives, and mothers; uplifts the innate value of femininity, and encourages women’s transformative leadership in their families and in the greater community.
The occasion drew participants from various women groups from within and outside Kaduna state.