The Cultural Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Nigeria and Director of China Cultural Centre in Nigeria, Mr. Li Xuda has praised women for their contribution to the growth of mankind.
Mr. Li who made this known at a ceremony in Abuja to commemorate the International Women’s Day at the weekend reassured women on the important role they have to play across nations of the world.
According Mr. Li, “On behalf of the Chinese embassy, I want to express my warm congratulations to all the women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
“In China, there’s a saying that women hold up half the sky so you can fully fathom the important role women play and we felt it is important to organize such occasion to honour women”.
He also expressed hopes of seeing efforts made in appreciating both Nigerian and Chinese cultures.
“Women have made a lot of contribution to progress of mankind. This type of occasion will surely improve cooperation between China and Nigeria” he noted.
A plea was also made for women to be given fair and deserving opportunities to develop and grow their capacities.
The event tagged, ‘Women in Culture’ took place at the China Cultural Center in Abuja with an art exhibition and fashion show in commemoration of the Day.
The event was organized in partnership with Legend Gold fashion brand and the Female Artist Association of Nigeria (FEAAN).
In her own remarks during the event, the president of FEAAN, Chinze Ojobo also urged for women not to be sidelined to the household and be allowed to exercise their rights without discrimination.
She admonished them on unleashing their potentials to be able to contribute their quota towards the development of the society.
The occasion was graced by members of various diplomatic missions, the Deputy Director of the China Cultural Center Abuja Ms. Linda Jia Xiaoling, former Minister of Information and Culture Mr. Kayode Ademola, and the CEO of Legend Gold Lexy Mojo-Eyes.