The women Civil Servants in kogi state have been called upon to maintain personal healthy lifestyle and to ensure that they contribute meaningfully to the family income in the face of the dwindling economic realities.
This is just as the implementation of the National Minimum Wage will help a great deal in assisting families to constantly check and maintain their health status , while ensuring that basic necessities of lives are maintained.
The Chairperson of the State Women Committee of Nigeria Civil Service Union, Comrade Aro Marion made the call on the occasion of Women Health Sensitisation and Skill Acquisition held on Wednesday in Lokoja.
The Chairperson who charged women to regularly update their health status as related to different changes as a result of covid 19, and climate change that have alter things around the globe.
Marion noted that changes in food intake, Socio -economic imbalance, political instability, Insecurity could affect the health of women , hence, they should constantly check their Health in order to prevent avoidable fatalities.
She challenged women to acquire skills that will generate extra income to support their family upkeep, stressing that the Union has arranged a training package that will enable women to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the families.
According to her, the theme of the occasion, which aptly captures the exigencies of the time , urged women to maximise the workshop to be productive and to seriously pursue the issue of their health and economic empowerment of their families.
She , however called on the kogi state government to urgently implement the national minimum wage in order to mitigate the economic hardship plaguing the society.
In a remark, the Head of Service, Mrs Hannah Odion appealed to women in service to always be innovative and creative in the present economic realities to add value to their lives.
The Hos, added that ,the outbreak of Covid 19, and climate change have brought new challenges on how women should manage their personal hygiene and to routinely check their blood pressure and sugar level.
She charged them to be role model to their children, noting that the prevailing security situation in the country has added enormous responsibilities to mothers who are the bedrock of the society.
Meanwhile, the commissioner for women affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Buba commended the women for the workshop and appealed to the participants to make maximum use of the opportunity to uplift their economic status for rhe benefits of their families