Janet Samuel, Abuja
The Senator representing Kogi Central district, Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan has said that her biggest motivation is to bridge the gap in leadership and serve humanity.
Senator Uduagha who made this known while speaking on Tuesday, during the second edition of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative Programme organized by National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) at the National Assembly Library Complex, in Abuja.
According to her, service to humanity has kept her motivated despite the challenges she faced in becoming the first female Senator from Kogi.
She expressed deep concerns for her community and a strong desire to bridge gaps in service and leadership.
“In everything I did, I was very intentional in shaping the idea of service and leadership. My father was a great motivator. He was a medical doctor, and in everything he did, he placed humanity first.
“The best way to replicate his lessons was to serve the people. I wanted to serve my people. I wanted to help them grow. I wanted to create job opportunities. I wanted each person to be able to improve their economy whether the market women or young people,” she said.
She said; “In everything, what kept me going was because I have defined the idea of leadership and I understand the political terrain of my state.
“I have a strong connection with the people. They have done their part and it’s now left for me to do my part and deliver”.
The Lawmaker advised women in politics to identify their innate abilities as women and prepare for any elective position, urging Nigerians to support them.
“If at any point you find a woman competent and qualified to hold a position, support her, knowing that you are growing a role model for your daughters and your sisters. Stand for every woman that you know is competent and capable,” she concluded.