Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Katsina women urged to promote peace

21 October 2014, 21:26

Abuja - The Katsina State First Lady, Fatima Shema, has urged women to shun violence but pursue peace in the forthcoming general elections.

She specifically called on them to use their positions as mothers to caution their children and wards not to engage in thuggery and other related activities during the polls, which are likely to be a tense contest.

Also read: EU to implement peace programme in Nigeria

She made the call on Tuesday during the distribution of N102 million to women by the state's Ministry for Women Affairs.

Fatima, wife of Governor, Ibrahim Shema, said women had a vital role to play as the state and country in general prepares for next year's polls.

"Such roles include voting for quality leaders at all levels that would promote women interests," she said.

Shema said peace, stability and harmony were vital for any nation's development.

She said women had a responsibility to promote same among their families, friends and neighbours.

She meanwhile called on beneficiaries of funds the Ministry for Women Affairs distributed to ensure judicious use of the money to benefit society.

 - CAJ 


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...