Maudlyn Eduke, Yenagoa
Wife of the Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Mrs.Gloria Diri, has charged members of the Izon Ladies Association (ILA), to continue to preserve the identity of the Izon woman, including her rights.
She also want members of the association to increase awareness on the need for Izon women to actively take part in the building of the desired Bayelsa.
According to media aide to the First Lady, Maria Olodi-Osumah, Mrs Diri gave the charge when she granted audience to leaders of the state chapter of the foremost Izon Women group, inside the Government House, Yenagoa.
The Bayelsa First Lady who is also a member of the ILA laid emphasis on the need for them to intensify efforts at reorienting women through sensitization campaigns against growing social vices in partnership with her office.
The First Lady, pointed out that women are integral part of society and achieving the Bayelsa of their dreams they should take steps to address anomalies in the society, giving their roles as home and nation builders.
“The Izon Woman has an identity that depicts worth, perseverance, kindness and strength. We are not lazy people, we are known for diligence and hard work”.
In her address, President of ILA, Dr. Mrs. Grace Koroye said, the ILA has passion for advancing and preserving the cultural heritage of the Izons as well as promote and identify with all Izon women across the world.
She said, the ILA has carried out advocacy and sensitization activities in communities against Gender Based Violence including symposiums, awards geared towards mentoring young girls.
Also speaking, Founder of ILA, Elder Jane Alek said ILA is proud of the achievements of the First Lady for touching the lives of many women in the State.
ILA is a socio-cultural, non- partisan and philanthropic organization, formed in 1977 in Lagos Nigeria, and thriving on the mantra IZON UNITY AND PROGRESS.