By Eugene Boahene
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations, the Chief Executive Officer, Capital Oil & Gas, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has felicitated with women worldwide, saying the world would have not been possible without them.
In a statement personally signed by him on Thursday, March 8, 2018, Dr. Ubah who affirmed that the importance of the existence of women must be recognised at all times, said, “Every year we celebrate women’s day with a lot of enthusiasm, joy and fanfare. The significance of international women’s day has overtime gained increased visibility and has become a global custom today.
“It is essentially a celebration of respect, appreciation, love and care towards women in order to spread the knowledge and awareness of women empowerment, their position in the society and achievements.
“It is celebrated to enhance the worldwide awareness about women, their rights, their contributions, importance of education for them, their career opportunities and much more.”
According to the Publisher, Authority Newspapers, “The presence of a woman has such a strong impact in everyone’s life. This world in fact, would have not been possible without their specie. My late mother, lovely wife and sisters are very important women in my life who have in no little measure played significant roles in making me a better person and also supported me through thick and thin, and inspired me to greater heights.
“Without women, the world in its entirety and our lives are incomplete. In the past decades, women have been able to showcase themselves in such a commendable manner that the mind-set and perception of people have continually widened to recognize the deeds done by women overall for themselves and the society.
“In today’s society, it is important we note that societies flourish well when women are given equal respect and are not taken for granted, they must no longer be regarded as dependent souls but independent and self-reliant beings in every respect.
“By honouring and treating them with mutual respect, we set the stage for them to develop great self esteem and the culture of believing in themselves. Most importantly, we must endeavour to recognise the importance of their existence at all times and motivate them for the future achievements.
“The scope of women’s day celebration cannot be precisely defined as the deeds done by women can never be summed up. Happy women’s day to every virtuous and incredible woman, your presence is inexpressible in few words and so are your deeds. I celebrate you today.”
The International Women’s Day is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.