Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, the wife of late Chief MKO Abiola, Dr. Stella Adadevoh, and the wife of Nigeria President, Aisha Buhari, are celebrated into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame said by the (NCWD)
Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta the Director General of the Centre spoke in Abuja during ceremony of 22 female icons into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame.
Ekpere-Eta also added that the late Kudirat Abiola, who was brutally murdered at the peak of the struggle for June 12, Dr. Adadevoh, who died while saving the country from the widespread of the deadly Ebola Virus, topped the list of the 22 inductees.
”The hall of fame features a comprehensive display of records of women from the pre-colonial days, who played legendary roles in trade and commerce, politics, inter-tribal wars etc, but since 2007, no woman has made it to the hall. The Hall of Fame provides role models for younger girls and the society at large on the unlimited potential of women in Nigerian society,” Ekpere-Eta said.
Ekpere Eta said this ceremony will be held every four years to ensure that women were adequately captured in the Hall of Fame.
The Senior Special Adviser to Mrs Aisha Buhari the wife of president Buhari, Mrs. Hajo Sani, advised the inductees to mentor the younger generation to serve as legacy.
”It is the collectives responsibility of women to continue to work in their different areas of specialisation toward contributing to nation building. I urge women to continue to operate in transparency, modesty, honesty and integrity which are core values of this administration and to contribute to next generation of women leaders,” she said.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who is the special Adviser to the president on Diaspora said Hall of Fame would be a tourist centre for foreign nationals and diplomats who visited the country on official assignments.
Other new members included Hajiya Maryam Sanusi Dantata for Women and Youths empowerment, Flt. Lt. Blessing Liman, first female military pilot, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, first female judge of the appeal court, Dr Stella Adadevoh, for saving Nigeria from the spread of the Ebola virus, among others.