A Social Advocate and Educationist, Mr Kazeem Adebayo Ojiwusi, has charged women to empower themselves to be able to stand alone and avoid dictatorial tendencies from the men folks especially in politics.
Ojiwusi observed that women are mostly sidelined because they depend financially on men, who eventually call the shot.
The social advocate made the charge at a training organised for women political aspirants and girls.
The training focused on self esteem and leadership, communication, public speaking, conflict management and peace building.
The training was organized by Nuhu Fatimoh, NUFAT foundation, with support from Global Affairs Canada and Actionaids.
Ojiwusi noted that with the population, commitment and impact of women in politics, the time has come for them to build themselves to take vantage positions and help in transforming the nation.
In her remarks, a women leader and politician, Mrs Folasade Aransiola said the training has made them understand the power they possess in resolving conflicts and help women believe in themselves.
The former aspirant for the Kwara state house of Assembly expressed worry that the women were totally sidelined at the present national and state legislative arms.
She however said the training has reinvigorated them to prepare for the forthcoming elections.