The National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, is to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in the fight against corruption, Hon Sheilla Tamuno Abiye, President of the Rivers State chapter of the society dropped the hint on Thursday, March 19, 2020, when she led members of the society on a courtesy visit to the Port Harcourt Zonal office.
“We seek the partnership of your organization at the zone, to collaborate in many ways that will ensure better informed Nigerian women, on all and necessary civic responsibilities required to rid Nigeria of corruption,” she said.
She invited the Commission to support the launch of its forthcoming anti-corruption campaign which is expected to feature participation of women from the 319 Wards in Rivers State.
In his response, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam expressed the Commission’s readiness to collaborate with the NCWS in promoting the fight against corruption in Rivers State. “We are willing to work with the NCWS in mobilizing the women of Rivers State to join the fight against corruption. We will also be delighted to have you participate actively in some of our public enlightenment programmes going forward”, he said.
He described women as a critical group to the success of the fight against corruption in Nigeria
“The reality is that we cannot succeed in this fight against without the active involvement of women. As wives and mothers, you occupy vantage positions in helping to mould society. What a child becomes is largely informed by the values inculcated in him by the family, most times by mothers” he said.
He called on women to play their value orientation role properly by not condoning the involvement of their children in cyber crimes and not putting unnecessary pressures on their spouses to ‘make it”.
“A good wife should be worried when her husband comes home with money that is far beyond his means. More importantly, women should not put their spouses under unnecessary pressure to belong by comparing them to others who are supposedly doing far better than them, when they have no clues on how the others are making it” he said.