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Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo (NNII) has announced its 3rd Annual Conference, scheduled for October 24 to 25, 2023, in Enugu State, with the theme, ‘Women: A Unifying Force In Peace Building.’
The National Publicity Secretary, Nnedinso Ogaziechi, stated in a release that the conference offers a chance for the non-partisan, non-governmental organization, consisting of Igbo women by ancestry or marriage, to step in as concerned Nigerian women troubled by the absence of peace, security, and unity not just within the region but across the whole country.
She said: ‘Nkata in Igbo language means conversation and it is a veritable tool for conflict resolution and is as old as humanity only that humans often underrate the value of conversations and dialogues. The motto of the organization is, Partnering for Development. They understand that there can be no development without security.’
‘The group having watched the men try without success to address comprehensively the issues of insecurity in the country decided to intervene through this conference by inviting development specialists and other eminent Nigerians to point a torch to how women have in history and presently continue to broker peace in families, communities and even globally. Development cannot happen if there is insecurity in any part of the nation. In global terms, women have won the Nobel Peace prize a record 15 times! That is significant!’
‘The Board of Trustee Chairperson, H.E. Mrs. Regina Amadi-Njoku, a Development Specialist who served as an Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa at the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the rank of the United Nations Assistant Secretary General would deliver the Keynote Speech.’