The newly elected president of the Nigeria Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Chief (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda mni, and her team, has been charged by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari leadership to review its current constitution (which has not been reviewed since 2005); to reflect current needs of Nigerian women especially in relation to over 2M displaced women and children.
Mrs Buhari also asked the women to chart a course for a greater future for women and children in Nigeria with special emphasis on the importance of involving all stakeholders in building a strong partnership as enshrined in the NCWS slogan: SERVICE IN UNITY.
The task before the new president is call to duty as she has all it takes to reform the NCWS. Among the contestants at election she was the only one with strategic management certificate which she obtained in November 2014, when she participated in the Senior Executive Course 36, at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos. She also obtained a Doctorate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Theological Seminary (The Post Graduate School) of University of Ibadan in July 2014. All these have prepared her for the task ahead.
Chief (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda mni, is not new to NCWS because previously she has served as the Council’s National Vice-President from 2012 -2016. Responding to the charge before them she said: “I strongly believe that we can make a difference for women’s empowerment in Nigeria. It is through the empowerment of women and girls that societies achieve their full potential”.