Plateau State Governor-elect, Mr. Caleb Mutfwang, has hailed women in the state and extolled their virtues, stressing that they are ambitious, hardworking and responsible.
Mutfwang spoke at a special Mass held at St Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantya, to mark the 2023 World Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (WUCWO) Day.
The Governor-elect said research had shown that about 70 per cent of rural agricultural activities were carried out by women, implying that women were responsible for feeding their families directly or augmenting the efforts of their husbands in family upkeep.
While identifying with the women on their special day, he called for unity in the church, stressing that the church is where peace and unity must start, and church’s unity was critical to developing the Plateau State of everyone’s dreams.
“The task ahead is great. A united church can take us to our destiny and destination, the Plateau State of our collective dreams, where we will achieve purpose,” he said.
He promised to deliberately carry women along in his government in various ways, adding that he would create a Plateau Women’s Anthem, similar to that of St Monica’s Catholic Church Women Organization, which rendition he found very impressive.
Mutfwang donated N1 million to support the widows in the church.