Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged women to be financially independent of men.

Concise News reports that this charge came from the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo.

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Nwodo said this on Thursday during his keynote address when Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom recognised Prof. Uche Azikiwe and Prof. Joy Ezeilo for their contributions to the cause of women in Nigeria.

According to him, “in all civilised climes, a woman gives love, respect and care not at a price but in reciprocity for her partner’s affection and care.”

This is as he noted that: “Women find it difficult to mobilise themselves because most of them are economically dependent on men and find it difficult to pursue their convictions when such convictions go against the wishes of their male partners.

“You can’t have talent and hide it like a lamp under a bushel. You must not let people second-guess your abilities.

“It must be so uncomfortable to see things go so bad when you know that you can do them better.”