Don Charges women To Remain Ambitious

Urges them to be winners in all Respects

By: Tochi Onyeubi

A Professor of Semiotics and Performance Studies in the faculty of Theatre Arts, University of Portharcourt, Prof. Julie N. E Umukoro, has advised women not to downplay their strength and abilities in the pursuit of their life ambitions.

She gave the advise in her community, Ase, Ndokwa East, Delta state, during the just concluded free medical care of Mission Africa (MA) - an International Non- Governmental Organisation which provides free treatment to rural communities in Nigeria - recently.

The academic traced the challenges faced by the African woman in developing countries to the high societal demand from the homefront and workfront, which places the woman, and creates the need for her to strive and struggle more in order to be at the pinnacle of her profession. This, the Don said, has proven that women are not the weaker gender, as claimed.

According to her, the African woman is of many parts, full of energy  and vitality, therefore, should not be seen as weak.

She advised women to arm themselves with determination, keep faith with God and strive to be winners in all respects. This, according to her, will, in no little measure, enable them to become women of substance who  people will reckon with.

The Professor exolled the sterling qualities of the Executive Director, Mission Africa, Mrs. Ndudi Chuku, who she said in her bid to ensure a sickness-free Nigeria has painstakingly  taken free treatment to rural communities in Nigeria, against odds such as poor roads and uncomfortable accomodation.

Mission Africa, according to the Don, defies the odds in a bid to ensure that people have access to free medical treatment. She prayed for more sponsors and the wherewithal for the group to reach out to more communities.