Nigerian First lady, Aisha Buhari, Rochas Okorocha’ wife, Nkechi Rochas and South East women met on thursday at Owerri to discuss the country’s unity.
The women also resolved to mobilise themselves to counter hate speeches and tribal sentiments in the country.
While speaking at the 2017 Imo Women Annual August Meeting in Owerri, Aisha charged women to work towards conflict resolution and peaceful coexistence in various communities.
According to her, “This gathering is a celebration of the resourcefulness of womanhood. It is important because at meetings like this, Igbo women gather to discuss developmental issues and peaceful coexistence at the community levels.”
Also speaking, wife of the Imo State Governor, Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, pointed out that from time immemorial, women had been agents of positive changes, growth and development.
She added that no society would do better without the contributions of women.
She said, “Women, now is the time for us all to answer this clarion call of coming together to continue building and fortifying bridges of friendship across the Niger and to believe in the mantra that there is strength in unity.”