Civil Servant and Book Author Mrs. Ify Nora Olaosebikan has advised women against depending on men for their economic and financial needs.
Mrs. Olaosebikan who gave this advice during the launch of her book titled Eve’s Reality in Ikeja Lagos admonished women to learn to be financially and economically empowered so that that they will not have any reason to be dependent on men.
Frowning at the increase in the level of dependency of Women on their husbands, Nora pointed out that the dependency rate level is too much as it is really killing the men.
“Women should also be taught not to be dependent on men, the dependency is too much as it is really killing the men and they might not say so but they now react in other means; anger malice, so women should learn to be financially and economically empowered, they should not depend on men. The parasitic dependency is too much it is killing the men,” she said.
The author who did not only dish out advice to her female fellows also advised men to share responsibilities and not avoid them.
Calling on men to understand their roles and responsibilities are to be shared Mrs. Olaosebikan said:
“If you are a man you come home, you deserve to rest and eat, the woman also deserves that; so it is live and let’s leave. And the men should also understand that the roles and responsibilities are to be shared and not to be avoided.”
Not leaving out the Government, Mrs. Olaosebikan advised the Government to a levelled chance for Women to be able to participate in Politics.
Mrs. Olaosebikan who further called for the implementation of polices relating to the rights of the female gender that are yet to be effective, said:
“Government should create a level playing ground for women to participate in politics and be in governance, there has to be assistance, there has to be support, there has to be policies that must be implemented; there are many policies but they are not really implemented, they have to push for right of the girl child the woman so government has a lot to do; maternity leave should be extended in order to enable them nurture the children very well.”
Also Speaking at the book launch was the Director of International Press Centre, IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade who was the book reviewer pointed out the timeliness of the book in addressing gender issues that has been ravaging the country for long time said that the book is an invaluable addition to the volume of literature that can aid the understanding of the conditions of a woman and measures needed for vast improvement.
Speaking on the graphics and artistic design of the book, Mr. noted that the reality of the triumph of the She should have also been graphically accommodated to complement the suffering, moaning and crying women used on the book’s cover design.
Also gracing the book launch were members of the Lagos state house of assembly Hon. Tobun Abiodin and Hon David Setanji, Representative of the Chairman Lagos State Civil Service Commission.