By Ekemini Raymond
The immediate past Head of Service of Cross River state, Mrs. Mary Theresa Ikwen has averred that the only solution to the problem of the state is to have a female Governor for the state.
She made the assertion, while addressing the female forum of the University of Calabar. Mrs. Ikwen who was the Guest Speaker at the event, urged all the females present to work towards having a female governor, female members of the executive council, and females occupying other positions of authority.
According to her, women work three times more than the males in positions of responsibilities, women do not spend much time thinking on how to accumulate wealth for themselves, as the male folks do.
She further stated that during her time as the Head of Service of the state, she provided soft loans for the civil servants to get vehicles of their choice and solved other problems. The working conditions of the civil servant were absolutely comfortable she insisted.
The event which was held at the international conference center of the institution had numerous female activists in attendance, including the Dean of the Faculty of Education of the institution and one of the strong contestants in the just concluded UNICAL Vice Chancellorship elections, Professor Florence Obi.
Earlier on, the President of the Forum, Miss Gloria Edet had informed the participants that the forum was organized for the females to be reminded of their position in the society and the role they can play in nation building.
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