By Olasunkanmi Onifade
Odeghe made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.
According to her, we encourage females to take up more challenging professions, because white collar jobs are not meant for everybody; but with driving you are self employed and can take care of your financial needs.
“Women must ask themselves their purpose on earth and fashion out ways of exploring it.
“Women must sit up and think outside the box, they must do research and explore areas where people do not have interest in and they will be proud that they take up such challenges,” she said.
Odeghe called on women to discover their potentials and contribute their own quota to nation building.
She, however, said that driving profession for a woman could be challenging as most times they were intimidated by the male drivers.
“To avoid some dangers on the road we, the female drivers, have made it a rule not to work till late in the night.
“When you leave your house in the morning and work till around four or five o’ clock in the evening it’s better you close for the day and go home, we do not encourage late movement at all, ’’she added.
Odeghe also noted that driving could be a silent source of income for women, adding that women should be informed, enlightened and encouraged into taking up driving jobs.
“We look out for this when we carry passengers too; we are information carriers,” she added.
Odeghe, however, called for partnership with security agencies as drivers are closest to the masses and they could be a good source of information for security agencies.
NAN reports that FEDAN was officially inaugurated in 2013 with the aim of empowering women in the society and alleviate poverty. (NAN)