Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor
The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has inducted the wife of the late Chief MKO Abiola, Late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, who died in her car from machine gun fire. Her driver also died in the assassination. After the peak of the June 12 elections.
Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who helped in curbing the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria. Mr Sawyer, an Ebola Patient was admitted in her hospital, She resisted the pressure from Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she respond to their threats saying: “for the greater public good i would not release him”
She[Stella] died on August 14, 2014, after testing positive to the deadly Ebola Virus on August 4, 2014. She lost the battle to the virus barely 10 days after contracting
The Director-General of the Centre, Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, spoke in Abuja during the induction ceremony of 22 female icons into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame, she said The centre was honoring reputable women also keeping records of the wives of heads of states and presidents.
”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.
She assured Nigerians that the induction would be held every four years to ensure that more women are adequately captured.
The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, through her Senior Special Adviser, Mrs. Hajo Sani, advised the inductees to mentor the younger generation to serve as legacy.
”It is the collective 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.
The Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, also said the Hall of Fame would be a tourist centre for foreign nationals and diplomats who visited the country on official assignments.
She said the Hall of Fame would be one of the official places of call because it had added to the Nigerian story with women as major catalyst to national development.
Other inductees includes: 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.