Enugu - The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Friday urged women in the country to embrace and participate actively in routine immunisation against childhood killer diseases.
The Enugu State President of the council, Dr Rita Ugwu, made the call at Ndeaboh, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu stateat, the inauguration of newly elected officials for the area.
According to her, it is very important that women immunised their children to protect them against deadly diseases.
"The NCWS will mobilise women to participate in the ongoing routine immunisation programmes to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity rate in the country,’’ she said.
The president urged women organisations to register with the council with a view to speaking and acting with one voice.
"2015 is by the corner. There is need for women to come together and prepare for the elections in order to attain the 35 per cent affirmative action.
"We cannot fold our hands and wait for appointments. We need to work for it," she said.
While congratulating the new executive, Ugwu charged them to liaise with the chairpersons of their various local governments in carrying out their activities.
In her remarks, the National Assistant Secretary, Mrs Lizzy Ani, said that the NCWS was established in 1958 to promote the socio-economic and political welfare of women.
Ani encouraged the women to support one another in all ramifications, and shun gossips and nefarious activities that would debase womanhood.
The chairpersons of Aninri and Awgu Local Government Areas, Mrs Ngozi Nwabueze and Uju Nze, pledged to support the council in its activities.