On Sunday, May 30, 2021, ladies in the Safety & Security Department organized an induction ceremony into the Women's Council. The event took place at the Security Training Center, in Admin 1 Building. Although that was the first induction, it wasn't the first year of this Council.
Chief Security Officer and one of the principal promoters of the organization, Ms. Olayide Tolulope, explained that the Council started about three years ago.
"We started by visiting orphanages with groceries and other household products every year, on March 8, the International Women's Day. We sponsor these visits; they have been our little way of giving back to the community."
Two keynote speakers gave motivational talks as part of the ceremony. Associate Director, Procurement in the Finance Division, Ms. Nnenna Mosugu, stressed the importance of financial independence in every woman's life. She encouraged the women to set targets and pursue them within specific times.
"Don't target doing many things in one day; instead, do one thing each day so that by the end of 365 days, you must have done 365 things," she said.
The other speaker, Curriculum Adviser in the Writer Center, Ms. Ogechi Dan-Okereke, encouraged the ladies to acquire skills to survive without their certificates. She specifically advised them to take full advantage of their stay in AUN.
"You mustn't just use your smartphones for social media chats; pick up online courses in criminology, psychology, sociology, and the like. Aside from that, find time to identify and work with the new NGOs that are springing up in Adamawa state."
Leadership being an essential aspect of every organization, the Council set up a six-member committee to oversee the Council's affairs for the coming year.
Reported by Esther Ofeli