14th March, 2011
As the world marks the International Womenâ€™s Day, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Adebisi Sosan, has urged women in the state not to compromise the educational development of their children over pressures of societal challenges.
Sosan stated that the contributions of women to development and international peace and security cannot be over-emphasized, explaining that women had played crucial roles in this regard and remain the change agents that would guarantee a secure and peaceful society.
With the theme: Equal Access to Education, Training on Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women, the 2011 International Womenâ€™s Day marked the 100th anniversary of the celebration.
Recognising the role of science and technology in the development of 21st century society, Sosan urged parents to encourage their children to work hard in school and assist them to develop interest in science subjects to make them relevant in the ongoing global technological development agenda.
â€œAs we celebrate the International Womenâ€™s Day, I want to remind you that we are endowed with those great values that should be explored always for the goodness of our families, the society and mankind,â€ Sosan stated.
She urged women to continue to work for the development of women by fighting all forms of discrimination and age-long stereotypes that had worked against them in the past.