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NIGERIAN WOMEN AS THE NATION’S HIDDEN RESOURCES — RECOGNIZING WOMEN AS PIVOTS OF FAMILIES OF VALUES & VIRTUES

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NIGERIAN WOMEN AS THE NATION’S HIDDEN RESOURCES — SAYINGS OF THE WISE

  • ‘’I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.’’ — Deborah Norville
  • ‘’The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.’’ — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • ‘’Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you’’ — Jackson Brown Jr.

AS HIDDEN RESOURCES: Nigerian women, through a study conducted by the British Government in 2012, have been identified as the nation’s hidden resource, stressing that “Investing in women and girls now will increase productivity in this generation and will promote sustainable growth, peace and better health for the next generation.” The Report showcased how Nigerian women and girls are disadvantaged by gender disparities in the most important aspects of livelihood and well-being. Studies have shown that the fact that women do not have same productive resources as men and most work of women goes unrecognized. According to the United Nations, of the three quarters of all economic activities in developing countries ascribed to men, women actually perform 53 percent of the work, featuring prominently in the informal sectors of most economies in Africa.

RECOGNIZING WOMEN AS PIVOTS OF FAMILY UNITS: A woman combines a unique position as a wife, a mother, sister, lover, in-law, and grandmother. These roles place her at a unique and advantageous position to a major stakeholder in whatever happens in a family unit, a society, a nation, and indeed the whole world. In spite of these important roles, history has not been too kind to women in terms of recording positive events that tally with the level of contributions of women to development generally. A hard look at supportive spouses in political and corporate governance brings out personalities who have disallowed tribulations in different forms, to extinguish their fire of their love for one another.

PREACHING FAMILY VALUES –WHY WE MUST INTERVENE COLLECTIVELY:  ‘’If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’’ Psalm 11:3. When a bad practice is continued over a period of time, it becomes the norm; hence the need for proactive measures to shape the conducts of the young ones in their formative years through adolescence, through family values.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN: The social development campaign is designed by TERRIFIC HEADLINES, an arm of TERRIFIC INVESTMENT & CONSULTING to promote family values, cohesion and recognize couples that could be considered as ROLE MODELS in the society, considering their enviable conducts through collaboration for the development of their family units. It is designed to combat widespread moral decadence that has eaten into the very fabrics of the society. And regrettably, this issue is not limited to youths alone but also some renegades who have reached ages of maturity. The society is in bad shape today (It is a global phenomenon) Government, parents and organizations with parental responsibilities have not lived up to expectations.

MORAL RECTITUDE – PREVENTIVE ABOVE REACTIVE STRATEGIES: Evidently, the whole world is in a defining period, given several sordid occurrences that are obtruding themselves, particularly issues dealing with family values and collaboration of husband and wife to raise their children and wards properly at this period, when modernization has brought along with it the erosion of our values, cultures and traditions. There is widespread moral decadence that has eaten into the very fabrics of the society. And regrettably, this issue is not limited to youths alone but also some renegades who have reached ages of maturity. The society is in bad shape today (It is a global phenomenon) Government, parents and organizations with parental responsibilities have not lived up to expectations. The evolving era of joint partnerships in the management of homes and businesses by spouses is worthy of being celebrated. Couples, who by dint of hard work, and mutual encouragement have reached the pinnacles of their careers, jointly building their homes and businesses; as well and men who have exceptionally supported their wives and female children to excel are being celebrated through publications on family units that could promote feelings of empathy The stories of the lives and struggles of personalities; being featured on our channels are worth reading and worthy of emulation. They reflect the following

  • The impact of indecent conducts on youths has implications of changes in behaviour, morals and aspirations. Some unwholesome acts in the society influenced by over-exposure to foreign cultures are so pervasive; and their effects are hugely corrosive and anti-development.
  • Unless adequate attention is accorded the need to attack indecent acts, the global community may soon witness an unmanageable upsurge in social vices, as well as the erosion of our common virtues handed down by our progenitors. It is believed that women, as pivots of family units are better placed to lead the campaign against social vices and security breaches; and how to arrest the trend.

WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE: Over the past few decades, the old order has changed, giving way to the education of women, participation in politics and lifting of the veiled ban on women to attain lofty heights in their professions.  But a lot still has to be done to get women to shake off the huge deprivations of the past and aspire to the same heights that men have attained.  Indeed, the situation is fast changing with the emergence of female Heads of State and Presidents, Commonwealth Secretary-General, and Deputy UN Secretary General, among other important positions of responsibility. The event would further encourage men and women alike, with responsibility for the training of children and wards and managing the home, to stand committed to the objective of joint responsibility for successes of couples in life. The key points are as follows:

  • To deepen collective awareness and knowledge of the target audience about the achievements of Nigerian men and women who have worked together,
  • To encourage mentoring of the younger generation
  • To encourage recognition as a means of further encouraging the growing ones to remain committed to good ideals
  • To reassure the growing generation that girls and ladies can attain any height possible and possibly excel more than their male counterparts
  • To encourage couples to collaborate for the development of family units and the larger society

THE NEED FOR PROACTIVE MEASURES SUCH AS EDUCATING THE CITIZENRY THROUGH SENSITIZATION

  • It is better for a damage not to occur at all, than to go into crises management. The reactive approach is more costly in terms of damages done, more expensive in terms of finances injected, and takes a longer while for the crises to be combated successfully.
  • This act would undoubtedly increase goodwill in leaps and bounds. Getting in constant touch will undoubtedly assist in your efforts to ward-off negative reports.
  • . Taking personal interest in the welfare of the target audience in the society would go a long way in solidifying relationships.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Governments, that must provide an enabling environment.
  • Spouses, whose activities are copied by their children and wards, have the greatest responsibility of growing family units in an acceptable manner.
  • Equally affected are institutions charged with mentoring and parental responsibilities that serve to inculcate in our youths the right values, ethics, and morals in every facet of the society.
  • For the sake of our tomorrow, older people, who are supposed to be the moral compass must not get lost in a haze of misdemeanors.

JUSTIFICATION

  • Everyone in a society has some basic functions to perform as influencing development is a joint task of the government and the governed, as well as organizations with parental responsibilities
  • The roles of these bodies are so important that in situations where they are not able to perform efficiently and effectively, the society suffers tremendously. It is what they sow in terms of bringing the young ones up that they reap.
  • Proactive steps are required to reduce and control social ills and promote FAMILY VALUES
  • Our activities on TERRIFIC HEADLINES have been designed to further encourage men and women alike, with responsibility for the training of children and ward and managing the home, to stand committed to the objective of joint responsibility for successes of couples in life.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

  • The criteria for selection are based on research on conducts of the proposed honorees, their disposition to the development of their families, particularly wives and children, and their contributions to the society. The honours and awards GALA EVENING will hold at THE SHERATON HOTEL, IKEJA,LAGOS, ON FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2019, COMMENCING 6.00PM.
  • A few Nigerians (male & female) have been identified for recognition for the way they have managed their relationships with their spouses, particularly for encouraging and supporting them to be useful and productive citizens. Many of these personalities have involved their wives or female children in the management of their businesses.
  • A few other Nigerians are to be recognized for the way they have encouraged their female children to succeed; not minding gender. This has further strengthened and promoted women emancipation. These are Nigerians, who by conducts and precepts have accorded their spouses the status of partners for development.
  • The award recipients would as ROLE MODELS to other Nigerians, and indeed the whole world this age of female and women empowerment. Their positive disposition will go a long way in convincing others, and indeed humanity that unity of spouses and nuclear families is a strong factor that aids total human development
  • OUTCOMES{ This proposed event would elicit the following:
  • Serve as a source of encouragement for younger couples, family units and the larger society to mobilize women/men for cooperation for development
  • Enable spouses to further encourage themselves to work towards increased mutual respect and cooperation
  • Encourage spouses who own thriving businesses to consider giving their wives and daughters key roles to play in their organizations.
  • Encourage the society to improve on the welfare, progress and standard of living of the Girl Child and women in the country, and
  • Increase the role of women in decision making; including participation in top echelons of the public and private sectors
  • Promote through legal and political means increased opportunities for spouses to collaborate and plan jointly to participate as responsible members of their communities in development and growth.

BENEFITS OF SUPPORT/PARTNERSHIPS

  • The Outcomes are hugely beneficial to the entire society as the campaign is expected to promote attitudinal changes
  • The event is to be transmitted LIVE to all parts of the world in order to raise the consciousness of the populace about the importance of a united couple and spouses who do not discriminate against their children on account of gender differences
  • Influence socio-economic and political growth of Nigeria, and ultimately West-Africa, and Africa & Its Diaspora
  • Opportunity of Advertize products and services of our communication channels for a negotiated period
  • Opportunity of advertize products and services in the Commemorative Brochure
  • Opportunity for Congratulatory Advertisements in the Commemorative Brochure

IMPLEMENTATION: Daily, we reach you with encouraging and thought-provoking pieces and information on FAMILY VIRTUES & VALUES on our channels. — Activity has commenced.

  • Slated for be recognized for PRIZES/AWARDS at a GALA NIGHT are ROLE MODELS that cut across some segments of the society. ROYAL FATHERS, whose disposition to the female gender and activities as mobilizers of their domains, deserve special focus.
  • SENSITIZATION AND WEEKLY ACTIVITIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELSNOW RUNNING – Very ripe for Support/Partnership./Advertisements

PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES & VIRTUES GALA NIGHT Venue: SHERATON HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS; Date: Friday, May 17, 2019. Time: 6.00pm PROMPT: FAMILIES OF VIRTUES & VALUESHONOUREES: We have taken the pains to dig deep into history and the lives of eminent Nigerians who could be classified as ROLE MODELS for the purpose of honouring them in order to provoke the feelings of empathy in other Nigerians, particularly young couples who are just growing to enable them live fulfilled lives as partners and bring up their children in a proper manner. This has the potency of discouraging inequalities in all forms, particularly as they relate to the development of ladies/women/the girl child at this period in world history when the whole world is united to encourage women to play more prominent roles in nation building. It also considers the importance of family units to societal development. THE ROLE MODELS have been chosen mainly on account of the following:

  • The evolving era of joint partnerships in the management of homes and businesses by spouses is worthy of being celebrated
  •  to promote family cohesion and recognize couples that could be considered as ROLE MODELS in the society, considering their enviable conducts through collaboration for the development of their family units.
  • The event is packaged to celebrate and recognize couples that have proven by exemplary conducts that they take their marital unions seriously and so, accord themselves all honours and privileges accruing to responsible and responsive spouses; who have come together to raise families, among other objectives of man and woman coming together in holy matrimony.

RECOGNITION – HONOURS & AWARDS: Couples, who by dint of hard work, and mutual encouragement have reached the pinnacles of their careers, jointly building their homes and businesses;

  • Men who have exceptionally supported their wives and female children to excel are to be celebrated.
  • The stories of the lives and struggles of all prize awardees; all noted as ROLE MODELS are worth reading and emulation. Promote encouragement through legal and political means for family units to pay particular attention to family values
  • Encourage the target audience comprising parents, organizations with parental responsibilities, Governments and the civil society to increase attention on family values
  • Encourage adoption of anticipatory and preventive over strategies over and above reactive options; Promote the feelings of empathy in the growing generation and recognise excellence

ROYAL GUESTS: These are royal fathers who have not only demonstrated their love for members of the opposite sex, but have also openly canvassed for better opportunities for women and the girl child.

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS FOR THE CAMPAIGN

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TERRIFIC HEADLINES – WHAT WE STAND FOREMERGENCE OF A TRULY GREATER NIGERIA by promoting the following:

  • Economic & Human Capital Development
  • Promote peaceful conducts and matters that are in public and national interest, particularly Good Governance; Democracy, Smooth & Peaceful Electoral Contests.
  • Promote Public/Private Sector Collaboration for Development; and market Nigeria to the international community as the foremost investments’ destination in Africa
  • Discourage perpetration of social and criminal vices
  • Encourage Nigerians in the Diaspora to be further involved and contribute more to national development
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  • Hate speeches & pronouncements
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  • Venomous actions and pronouncements
  • Libelous statements and publications

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  • We entertain only issue-based discussions grounded on merit, patriotism, fair play and justice
  • Our efforts are chiefly directed at influencing the citizenry for improvements and better standards of living and conducts, through sensitization and advocacy activities
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WE PROMISE THAT: Our activities and publications would always be in good faith, and for future generations, in recognition of virtues and values that are worth reading and recording for posterity. Therefore, we shall sensitize Nigerians on their rights, privileges and obligations and to also influence the citizenry to embrace the following:

  • Promote economic development and investments promotions
  • Care more about democracy, elect only credible candidates & influence Good Governance
  • Promote Social Responsibility & and Encourage Nigerians to shun ostentatious lifestyle
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