Facebook and other social media platforms had been awash recently with quotes about women and humanity with the hashtags #3WomenPerWard, #28November, official he official introduction of wives of Local government chairmen in Akwa Ibom State.
For a second, one will think it’s was a campaign for women to contest for political positions, or a fight for feminism or women’s right in politics or the society, rather there is more to it.
Phylicia Rashad said ” Anytime women come together with collective intention, it’s a powerful thing whether it’s sitting down to making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention magic happens”
Eleanor Roosevelt talked about the strength of a woman when she said that ” a woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”.
Various social media users were seen celebrating their Local Government Chairman’s wife, while some where amazed, being that the campaign is the first of it kind since the inception of local government in Nigeria to celebrate them.
The celebration which had a massive turn out trends also raised questions from the public about the campaign such as;
“To whom it may concern:
Now we’ve seen wives of Local Govt Chairmen, can you also do well to show us their side chicks?
Tenkiu” Samuel Ayara wrote on Facebook
Empowering women is a necessity because it will go a long way in giving them a sense of belonging and make them financially independent.”- Evelyn Edidiong Udobia
“So if I know my chairman’s wife, it Will reduce the price of garri in the market. We joke too much in this country.”- Peter Koko James on Facebook.
“Me: Mrs Something Anietie…. Can you imagine?”- @Kay_Bubbles on Twitter
“Women empowerment and youth empowerment is a necessity in every focused administration. And the admin. of Hon. Frank has taken these two as a priority. God bless the First family of Eket LGA. I SUPPORT this INITIATIVE OF MRS. BRIGHT ARCHIBONG. #YEAFFA”- Itoro John
“Wetin concern me…
Is she sharing money?
I don’t even know the name of the chairman”- Hasadiah Bassey.
From my findings, the event is about WIVES OF ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN IN NIGERIA (WALGON) AKWAIBOM STATE CHAPTER, under the leadership of Mrs Bright Archibong coming together to build a platform which will be touching lives of women in Akwa Ibom State on the 28 of november 2019.
The program is aimed at empowering 3 women per ward in each local government area, will be empowering a total number of 987 women at Shelter Afrique field in Uyo.
Thus on this note, it was Leo Tolstoy who said that “the sole meaning of life is to serve humanity” WALGON AKWAIBOM STATE CHAPTER is committed to touching lives and serving humanity.
Let’s watch out, as they said as the event unfolds. My thinking is that the organisers of this event will settle for #WalgonTouchihnglives as the official hashtag at the end.
Written by a Social media influencer Grace Essien.