Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State(Middle); Deaconess. Roli Uduaghan wife(Right) and Rear Admiral. Itunu Hofonu Nigeria Navy during the Sun Woman Leadership Summit 2014 Gala Night.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, weekend, charged women in leadership positions to always mentor the younger ones in the country so as to prepare them for responsible and leadership roles ahead.
Speaking at the gala night which climaxed the 3-day Sun Women Leadership Summit with the theme “The New Woman Winning in a Man’s World” in Asaba, the Governor said women can produce a better generation for the country if the younger ones are properly mentored
According to him, Nigerian women were intelligent, resourceful and highfliers in various fields of endeavour but required the right mentoring for them to achieve their potentials.
“Develop the younger ones as the new women require mentoring, the easiest person to mentor is your daughter, train her up in the path to follow and she will excel. Our daughters are very sharp and doing well in school but they require mentors, please mentor the younger ones”, he charged the older women.
Governor Uduaghan reiterated that the state government sponsored the summit as it was in tandem with the state government’s Human Capital Development agenda especially as the development of the women folk was germane to the development of the society.
He stressed that the summit has helped to refocus women in Delta as well as improve the general perception and appreciation of the womenfolk.
“This summit has generated a lot of interest worldwide with a lot of commendations, most women have learnt a lot from this summit including the men who have now appreciated the women better,” the Delta Governor said.
He commended the recipient of the awards at the ceremony for their achievements in life saying that they truly deserved the recognition.
Dr. Uduaghan thanked the organisers of the summit, the Sun newspaper for partnering with the state government for the summit noting that it was a strategic development option for the state.
“The Sun newspapers has been our strategic partners for progress, they have given us their medium to tell the world what we are doing and they also draw our attention to areas that we need to improve on. We appreciate the Sun Newspapers team for the support they have given us”, he stated.
Mr. Femi Adeshina, Managing Director of Sun newspapers in an address commended the Delta state government for hosting the event and promised that it would be held annually.