From Ene Blessing Oche, Bir Tawil
The world can be well-developed and be a better place to live if more women with capacity and passion for public service are encouraged to serve by being brought into the governance system by various governments and leaders across the globe.
The Prime Minister of the State of Birland, the newest country on the continent of Africa, Professor Eden S. Trinidad made this remarks on the occasion of the International Women’s Day Celebrations while addressing local and international journalists at Bir Tawil today, Monday 8th March 2021.
Continuing, the Prime Minister said women from different parts of the world have shown the strong capacity and honed skills as well as readiness to contribute their quota towards a global entity that gives happiness and fulfillment to all and to promote it as one that unites all people of the world.
Prof. Trinidad said some women are heavily loaded and have been impacting the global space. “Take a few examples, the current UN Deputy Secretary-General, Hon. Amina Mohammed; the FIFA Vice-president and former UNDP representative to Nigeria, Rachel Samoa; the newly appointed director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed; the Vice-President of USA, Mrs. Kamala Harris, the Vice-President of Venezuela, Prof. Gomez Rodrique; and an international human rights icon, Ms. Alena Douhan.
She called on global leaders to give women opportunities to serve in governments to feel their best while commending the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hon. Antonio Gutteres for discovering and encouraging a female icon of public service excellence, Hon. Amina Mohammed, a Nigerian expert to prove her mettle.
The erudite professor advised countries of the world to use the international women’s day celebrations to showcase the stuff that women are made of their capacity to blossom and to address those factors of challenges that impede the growth, development and survival of women and children in the globe.
According to her, “if the charismatic leader of the State of Birland, His Royal Majesty, King (Dr.) Emir Haiyawi had not appointed me as the country’s Prime Minister, how would I have been assessed and my capacity to perform determined”, she asked.
She thanked King Emir Haiyawi for believing in women in his country and for working tirelessly towards promoting global unity, peace and tolerance, and co-existence, despite the diversity of people inhabiting Birland.