The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has joined the rest of the world to celebrate women all over the world.
According to NMA, women are embodiments of societal, financial, moral and spiritual values.
Besides, NMA noted that women, apart from being the vessel for continuity of life bear the greater part of the pains and pangs of family up keep – child upbringing.
In a statement signed by the President, Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, on the occasion of 2013 Women’s day celebration noted that women are indeed, Managers-in-Chief of families.
The statement reads in part: ‘It is worthy of note that women being the vessel for continuity of life bear the greater part of the pains and pangs of family up keep, child upbringing and are indeed, Managers-in-Chief of families as well as embodiments of societal, financial, moral and spiritual values.
‘NMA most remarkably saluted the unrivalled support, unfailing affection and unwavering loyalty of the Nigerian woman exemplified by Nigeria’s first lady, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan and other women who have in no mean magnitude demonstrated unequivocal support and faithfulness to their spouses in various positions of authority in Nigeria.
‘The NMA is also quite appreciative of the nobility and grace of Nigerian medical women, who through sheer hard work and unequalled doggedness combine the arduous task of family upkeep with the doctrinal role of patiental care. NMA salutes her most treasured affiliate- the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), her leaders and entire members.
‘Noting that appreciating the role of women in the society should equally be backed with a whole hearted resolve to support her from various quarters and in all ways, NMA noted with delight the practical implementation of the affirmative action’s prescription of at least 35 per cent by Mr. President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR in the constitution of the Federal Executive Council.
‘While we bemoan the unsatisfactory female representation at the National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly and State Executive Councils, the association wished to use the occasion of this year’s celebration to call on the National Assembly and other legislative institutions to expedite action on all pro-women legislations currently receiving attention in order to deal with various sources of pain to the Nigerian woman. Some of these include the bill for an Act to criminalize all forms of violence against women, including Rape and Female genital mutilation; promotion of effective Maternal and Child health including Reproductive Health Rights of Women and effective immunization.
NMA also called on authorities/Governments at all levels to do away with all discriminatory policies and hostilities against women; and to enact and implement more women-friendly ones.Worl
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