Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye, one of the female ministerial nominees, says her main goal is to empower the less privileged and the vulnerable groups in Nigeria.
Ken-Ohanenye, a former All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, said this while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
She said her target was to give voice to the vioceless, widows, less privileged and the poorest of the poor in the country.
She thanked President Bola Tinubu for nominating her and seven other women for a ministeral appointment and assured of living up to the expectations of Nigerians.
Ken-Ohanenye who was screened by the Senate along side other nominees, was the Vice-Chairman of the defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
“I went into business and education after graduating from Law School in Lagos, I have also been in real estate and humanitarian jobs, going to government hospitals to pay medical bills for indegent patients.
“Donating medical consumables to health centres in Kogi, Kaduna, Kano and other States across the federation, in the process of going to hospitals and engaging in humanitarian services.
“I saw a lot of things less privileged Nigerians are going through, not because they are not working hard, but because of their meager earnings and the challenging economy situation which made it difficult for them to take care of themselves.
“I really didn’t feel good about this, though I had never been a politician, but this prompted me to join the APC race in 2022 as the only female presidential aspirant,”she said.
Ken-Ohanenye said that she joined the race to serve as the voice of the down trodden, widows and the poorest of the poor who suffered neglect from the system, even from the hands of security agents and land offices.
She added that her desire was to also be a voice for poor widows who could not speak even when their lands and landed properties were taken from them because of some customs and traditions.
“As a lawyer, I felt if I can have the opportunity with government backing, I will be able to put smile on the faces of such persons and the general society.
“This I hope to achieve with the collaboration of other institutions and organisations,like FIDA and the Nigerian Union of Journalism (NUJ) among others.
“I am into politics to address issues of man’s inhumanity to man, especially the poor masses, widows, and the less privileged that are being maltreated daily in the society,” she said.
The ministerial nominee said it was unfortunate that some people died of certain illnesses like sickle cell anemia because of lack of sensitisation.
She said that sensitising the public on healthcare and national issues as well as being the voice of the vioceless would remain her focus in office as a Minister.
Other female ministerial nominees included:Hannatu Musawa, Dr Dorris Uzoka, Nkiru Onyeojiocha, Olubunmi Ojo, Stella Okotette and Betta Edu, APC National Women Leader.(https://newsatlarge.ng)