Immediate past deputy governor of Rivers State, Senator Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has extolled what she described as the virtues and remarkable roles of the Nigerian Rural Women in societal growth.
Banigo, who is the Senator representing Rivers West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, also described Rural Women as hard working, courageous and agents of change.
She noted this in a statement made available to TNN by her press secretary, Precious Abia, to commemorate the International Day of Rural Women, celebrated yearly, on the 15th of October.
The senator said, “despite the huge contributions to Nation building, the Nigerian Rural Women have continued to suffer abysmal neglect, Poverty, poor remuneration and social disequilibrium.
“The bulk of Subsistent farmers and Petty Traders are Grassroot Women, who toil daily to eke a living that are used to cater for the education of their children and family needs, which underscores the significance and pivotal roles Rural Women play in preserving our Cultural, Social and Economic landscape.”
The Rivers West Senatorial District Representative lauded the enduring strength and exceptional qualities of the Rural Women which she said serve as, “a source of great inspiration and survival in the face the current daunting economy experience in the Country.
She described the theme of this year’s International Rural Women Day Celebration, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’ as, “a bold step for Rural Women to break mental barriers and embrace a new Brain Wave that seeks to improve their innate potentials.”