(A group of women in prayer session elsewhere)
Women branch of Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) in Nigeria over the weekend converged in Kaduna to seek the face of God as the country approaches election year.
This is just as the women and children department of the organisation during its 11th annual national convention also urged the Nigerian politicians to put national interest before their personal interest.
Accordingly, the group averred that before Nigeria can get it right, the need to embrace one another irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliations can never be more apt than now, while cautioning against all forms of syndrome of discriminations under whatever guise.
Speaking to newsmen at the event, the National Director, OAIC, Rev. Mth. Julia Akerele said, the convention was an annual event that creates an avenue for members to brainstorm on the societal problems such as restiveness among the youth and offer solutions.
To her, “building a mother is like building a society, and that is one of the focus of this organisation, to build mothers for better society.
” The convention is also a celebration of womanhood, bringing them together from different states of the federation with the aim to promote unity among women of diverse groups.”
Also speaking, the Chairperson North Central Zone, Pst. Mrs Franca Olaniyan said, the organisation was also formed to empower women, widows and orphans.
In a remark, the Chairperson OAIC Kaduna Branch, Mrs. Victoria Okpako noted that, part of the social responsibility of the organisation was to give sense of direction to youth and women in the society through skills empowerment programmes.