The former Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Professor Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, has urged women across the world to get ready to rule the world, as the first ever woman president to rule the biggest democracy in the world will emerge in the United States in the next three months.
Okereke-Onyiuke is optimistic that the Democratic Party candidate for the US general election, Mrs Hillary Clinton, will win the election and complete the routing of men in elections in the major democracies across the developed world.
She told the Nigerian women in Lagos not to be afraid of any room in the homes because, “We women own all the rooms in the house, from the sitting room to the main room , the kitchen and the other rooms, signifying the outlandish control and contribution women have been making in the society today.”
She urged women to emulate the impact Clinton is making in the US politics and tune their minds to the changing scenarios of world politics.
Recall that Okereke-Onyiuke’s activities during the heat of the Barrack Obama election put Nigeria in the lime-light as her pet-project, ‘Africans for Obama’ became Nigeria’s only relevant involvement in the election where much was expected by Nigerians.
Her commentary on the chances of the Democratic Party candidate would be seen in line with her concerns of the US relationship with Nigeria, especially in the area of economic development.
The former Director-General, who received an award specially made for Nigeria’s first lady professionals who had presided over the affairs of Nigeria’s notable institutions from Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON), noted that the assemblage of the such first class Nigerian women creates rooms for excellence among women.
The first class Nigerian women honoured included Justice Folake Solanke SAN, Professor Grace Alele-Williams, Omoba Priscilia Kuye, Chief Yoyin Olakunri, Chief Onikepo Akande, Chief Bolaji Kuforiji-Olubi ,Chief Margaret Adeleke, Mrs. Caroline Okpaise, Olubukunola Ejiwumni and Okereke-Onyiuke.
All the awardees were present at the colourful event in Lagos.
While delivering her lecture at the ceremony, she noted that Nigeria has come to a point where professional people should be mindful of their character so that the country will begin to count on such people for focused leadership as the dearth of able and focused leaders have continued to haunt the nation over the years.
She urged professionals in whatever trade, to see themselves as game-changers in whatever functions they find themselves.
She asked professionals to make sure that the word professional must be seen to be earned by those who claim it by passing through the ethical requirements and demands of the profession and the society.
Okereke-Onyiuke noted that Nigeria will be a better place if professionals regulate themselves through the application of appropriate instincts and emotions at all times.