May 13, 2021

Plateau First Lady wants Women to be Peace Advocates

Wife of the Plateau State Governor, Mrs. Regina Lalong has stressed the need for unity of purpose among women for peace and development.

The first lady was speaking on Saturday at the occasion of the maiden (Pus Kangke Nmatmwa) organized by the National Association of Ngas Women Development Association at Nefur arena in Pankshin local government area of Plateau State.

Represented by the State Commissioner for Tourism Culture and Hospitality, Mrs. Tamwakat Weli, Mrs. Lalong described women as pace setters in any community and the cornerstone in developmental drive.

While commending the leadership of the Ngas Women for their initiative in bringing the women together, the first lady hoped that the occasion will be a spring board for unity and strength among them and other ethnic groups in the state and country as a whole.

“As a nation, we have indeed gone through turbulent times and crossed many bridges, but with this effort, I have gained considerable confidence in what lies ahead of us as a people. I call for all hands to be on deck to support this modest initiative because it’s success will surely have a positive ripple effect for the nation” she added

National President of the Ngas Development Association NDA, Nde Gonen Gofwen spoke on the security threats on the nation and called on the women to be peace builders in their various homes, communities and the nation at large.

He applauded the women for the programme and asked them to caution their children especially on drug abuse and other social vices that are enimical to societal growth.

On his part, the National President of Ngas Youth Movement, Engr. Nensok Gonet X-rayed some unifying plans of the Youth wing which includes working out modalities to creating a medium where their voice will be heard in the country.

Earlier in her welcome address, the President of the Ngas Women, Matwok Godiya Kitgakka described the day as a special day for the Ngas Women both at home and in the diaspora because it is a day of their reunion as well as to make appraisal on issues their development as Ngas Women and to also look at their roles in the overall growth and development of Ngas nation and society as whole.

“As Ngas Women, we remain resolute and unbending in our desire to mould and shape the society for good as well as continue to be role models to our children and very strong support base to our men in order to move the Ngas nation to enviable heights” she said.

The event brought together Ngas women from different Districts and branches of the Association, dignitaries as well as Berom and Mwaghuvul women groups who also graced the occasion in support to their counterparts.

Their was also fundraising to build a Hall and award presentations to 4 Ngas women for their outstanding performance in driving the Ngas nation especially the women forward.