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IWD 2023: NEXIM Bank, Others Seeks More Attention For Women



Joel Ajayi

The Managing Director, Nigerian Export and Import Bank (NEXIM) Mr Abubakar Bello, has urged all Stakeholders in the country to leave no stone unturned to ensure more support is given to women for them to excel the most in life.

This even, as he solicited gender equity and women’s empowerment to improve access to health, education, economic and political opportunities.

Mr Bello made this call weekend in Abuja during a family fun , organised by NEXIM Bank, in commemoration of the 2023 international Women’s Day (IWD) celebration with the theme: ” Digital: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.”

Export Bank Managing Director,  expressed that, women play significant role in every area of human development, hence the need to ensure they had access to opportunities that would further harness their potentials for the development of any nation.

According to him,  women should be celebrated all the time for their immense contribution to the society.

“We should not just celebrate women only on women’s day or month. Women should be celebrated everyday. This year’s theme, which talks about embracing equity, should not be celebrated only on women’s day, but all the time as we are talking about moving forward to the future.

“I believe if more support is given to the women, this life will be meaningful to them and to all.

“Every women’s day, we make promises on equal opportunities, equity, amongst others.”

The NEXIM Bank boss further added that the bank prioritises the well being and health of its workforce to ensure maximum productivity.

On her own, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons,Mrs Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, stressed that, the need for programes that would bridge the gap for women to become independent and contribute to national development.

Also, speaking Country Director, Pathfinder, Dr Amina Dorayi,  encouraged women to prioritise their health, mental well being and eat healthy food and fruits.

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Amb. Dr. Queen Blessing Ebigieson, sworn in as new president of AMP



Joel Ajayi

Nollywood’s premier guild, Association of Movie Producers, (AMP), has recently sworn in her immediate past Vice President, Amb. Dr Queen Blessing Ebigieson, as the substantive president of the association. This is following the demise of Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR, earlier in the year and in respect of the associations constitutional provision which states that the vice president shall complete the tenure of the president in the event of the president’s permanent relocation from Lagos, impeachment or death.

In a statement Signed on Sunday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of Association Nzeh Frankwhite revealed that  official swearing in of the new president was  held on 17th of March 2023 at the association’s national secretariat in Surulere, Lagos. 

The swearing in/oat taking was administered by Barrister Nobert Ajaegbu under the supervision of the association’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Olorogun Zeb Ejiro and witnessed by some prominent stakeholders of the association. 

The short ceremony was also transmitted live on zoom for the virtual participation benefit of numerous members across the globe

In her acceptance speech, the new president promised to do her best not to let down the memory of late madam Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR and her numerous colleagues who have reposed this confidence in her, the new president, however called for the total cooperation of all, since she can do nothing without their support.

 She thanked all her colleagues from far and near and promise to ensure the association and its members will witness a season of greater glory under her watch

Other stakeholders that were present at the event were; 

Francis Onwochei, Keppy Ekpeyong, Hope Opara, Lilian Ama-Aluko, Joe Dudun, Baba Agba, Tony Chukwuma, Franca Brown, Emmanuel Ogugua, Emeka Ossai, Uncle Dele Osawe, Moji Oyetayo, Favour Benson etc. 

The new president has since resumed in her new role as the leader of the association in Nigeria. Congratulation!

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