President/Founder of Aspire Women Forum, Mrs Zainab Marwa, on Monday, unveiled a book, 101 Nigerian Women of Impact, showcasing the inspiring stories of women who have excelled in their fields.
The author, who is a daughter of the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Buba Marwa, said she wrote the book to celebrate the incredible achievements of Nigerian women who had made significant contributions to various sectors.
“These women are innovators and trailblazers who have broken down barriers and inspired others to follow in their footsteps.”
The event, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in commemoration of International Women’s Day in New York, coincided with the ongoing 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
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George Edokpa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, said: “The stories of the women in this book serve as a source of inspiration and hope for all of us.”
The special guest of honour, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, Former Chairman, Nigerian Governors Wives’ Forum, said future generations would be inspired by the women chronicled in the book; and the younger generation, by their success stories.
Lot Egopija, Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, said the book would be kept in the consulate’s library.
The reviewer, Chioma Uzodimma, wife of Imo State governor, said: “This book is transgenerational and transformational; it cuts across socio-economic strata and ethnic backgrounds.” (NAN)