SSANU introduces intra-marriage scheme among members in BUK
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Bayero University branch has set to introduce an intra-marriage scheme among the SSANU members.
This was made known by the SSANU-BUK Women Coordinator, Farida Sani Kamba, on Thursday in Kano during the inaugural meeting of SSANU-BUK Women conference.
She said the scheme is aimed at promoting marital engagement among the members.
“This scheme will only be applied by the support and consent of members both men and women. Although some of us are already married to our colleagues and share the same workplace, it is just a continuation to cement and bond relationship,’’ Kamba said.
“The union of colleagues in matrimony will go a long way to facilitate their work effectively because they both understand how the system works and functions.”
“Great women of SSANU-BUK, I welcome you to this August inaugural meeting. It is really a rare privilege to meet with you this morning. Beyond any reasonable doubt, you have waited patiently for this day to come and the day has finally come.”
“Since our inception to duty, the union has previously planned to hold the SSANU Women Inaugural Meeting but was faced with some challenges of strike actions embarked on by the university-based unions in 2022, which disrupted the activities in the universities.”
“Today, I am pleased to inform you that the SSANU Women Day is specifically designed to bring women together to interact and familiarize themselves with one another, as well as to cross-fertilize ideas on issues that affect the development of women folk, SSANU and BUK in general.”
“The mandate of the office of Women Coordinator as contained in the revised SSANU Constitution is to herald a new dawn for women by intiating programs and activities that would promote the welfare of women.”
“With utmost sense of diligence and sheer hard work together with your invaluable contributions, I pledge to execute promising and laudable programs that will advance the future of women folk to have key and prominent place in the scheme of things.”
In a remark, the Chairman of SSANU, BUK branch, Comrade Mustapha Aminu said SSANU under his leadership will do anything possible to support and improve the welfare of the members.
He added that there are so many plans that were introduced by the association in order to support the members, such as Soft loans, medical interventions, deceased children scholarships, and among others.
On her part, the resource person, Dr. Maryam Nasir Aliyu, who delivered a lecture on breast cancer, said Studies have shown that the risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors.
“The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older.”
She added that some women will get breast cancer even without any other risk factors that they know of.
“Cancer treatment, you should eat well whether you’re using traditional methods, you should also avoid foods that are high-fat, salt-cured, smoked and pickled.”
“You should also double up on fruits, vegetables, and plant-based foods.”