By Olakunle Olafioye
The National President of Women N Media Enterprise, Princess Lilian Odumosu, has tasked Nigerians to take consolation in the fact that the country is still blessed with patriotic citizens, who are desirous of propelling the country to greater heights.
Odumosu gave this admonition yesterday at this year’s edition of Women in Media Enterprise Annual Independence Day lecture with the theme: “Progressive Women in Media, Uniting the Nation.”
Despite the myriad of challenges confronting the nation, Odumosu urged Nigerians to remain hopeful for a better Nigeria, saying that patriotic Nigerians who are still desirous of bringing value to the country still abound.
According to her, “where is that Nigeria we used to know? That Nigeria we travelled at nights without fear of being kidnapped; that Nigeria where the Easterners visit the northern part of the country for summer and business without fear of bomb blast; how did we get to this Nigeria where no one is trusted anymore and where everybody is a suspect? We no longer feel safe even at worship centres.
“Our consolidation today is the fact that we still have you and I who are patriotic Nigerians, who bring values to the table, we are still hopeful.”
Odumosu tasked Nigerians to challenge global communities to know that the challenges in the country do not define who they are.
Her words: “We are here today to challenge the global communities that we are not about insecurity, religious and ethnic wars. Despite all odds we still have men and women who are productive, accountable in leadership, honest drivers of economic and societal growth; people who value sanity and the unity of this nation.”
Speaking on the need for women to take care of their health, the guest speaker at the event, Pharm. Gbemisola Asade, urged women to make conscious effort at ensuring they pay adequate attention to their health in order to reduce the possibility of coming down with health challenges.
The high point of the event was the cutting of the anniversary cake by the president of the association.