Billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, Apostle Folorunsho Alakija has taken to social media to celebrate men.
Folorunsho Alakija was part of the numerous women who aligned with the world to mark International Men’s Day.
According to the businesswoman, just like the struggles women go through, men are also imprisoned by unrealistic societal expectations and stereotypes ands so they need a helping hand.
She stressed the need for women to also celebrate men just as men celebrate them.
She wrote: “Today is International Men’s Day. You may wonder why we need a day apart to celebrate men,” she wrote.
“According to World Health Organization, across the world, suicide rates are significantly higher for men compared to women.
“Like women, men are also imprisoned by unrealistic societal expectations and stereotypes.
“It is my opinion that men are just as much in need of celebration and support as women. A thriving society cannot be possible without equal focus on both genders
“I celebrate all the incredible men who are positive role models to young ones and a loving pillar of strength to their families and communities.”
In other news, Kabiru Gaya, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has voiced concern at the failure of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) in several polling units during the recently completed Anambra Governorship election.
He stated that his Committee has reached an agreement with INEC to re-test the machines in 2022 ahead of the general election in 2023.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, was also disappointed by the mishaps the system caused as Gaya told lawmakers that the electoral umpire will work to repair the machines before any election in Nigeria.