Nosak Group Marks International Women’s Day With Female Employees
As part activities to promote gender parity, the management and staff of Nosak Group joined the rest of the world to celebrate the women in the Group in a remarkable event which held at the head office in Lagos.
The annual International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on March 8, is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “Balance for Better” is a reminder that every facet of life will work better where there is a balance.
In his welcome address, the Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Thomas Oloriegbe congratulated the women of Nosak Group on the celebration of IWD. “We are excited that a day is set aside annually to celebrate the strength and beauty of women, the world over. It is most exciting that year after year, the world has given due recognition to women in various spheres of life and has continued to recognize the importance of women in the society and work place to buttress why they should be given equal opportunities for self-expression, development and accomplishment”, he said.
He continued that the theme, ‘Better the Balance, Better the World’ is a reminder that the world will do better when there is fairness and equality of rights. It is therefore a call to every organisation to continue to provide room for gender inclusiveness to attain #BalanceForBetter.
Delivering her key note address on the theme, The Managing Director, CCD Superstores, Mrs. Risi Ogunbor who was represented by the Executive Director, CCD Superstores, Mrs. Iyobo Innih expressed her delight to see the Group celebrate all the Nosak Women.
Mrs Innih said, “there is no better time to have such a theme as this is a call-to-action to drive gender balance across the world” She added that the IWD is also set aside to celebrate the rights and achievements of women all over the world as well as to drive home the need to give opportunities to the girl-child to make valid contributions across all spheres of life.
She therefore called on women to strive to be excellent in whatever they do as home makers and in the work place. This is the yardstick that will create room for the place of women to be valued and appreciated in the world. “The world is fast on the move to achieve #BalanceForBetter; a gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, a gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, amongst others. All these will be possible when women across careers distinguish themselves to be excellent”, Mrs Innih said.
Earlier in his address, the Group Executive Director, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor disclosed that the Group is constantly working to have an inclusive workforce that will # Balanceforbetter in the systems of operations.
In a panel discussion, Nosak Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mrs. Judith Aikhoje and Compliance Manager, Nosak Farm Produce Limited, Mrs. Ngozi Kaura, also charged women to be significant in their service and always do the right thing to become excellent.
Nosak Group is a diversified business group with interests in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. These includes agriculture, manufacturing, international trade, logistics and supermarket. The Group also offers services in real estate, leasing and insurance with a network of local and international alliances.