First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has challenged women to always be responsible and use their positions to positively impact on the society and the less privileged.
Mrs Jonathan said this at the Miss United Nations Nigeria Pageant 2015 in Abuja on Sunday.
The first lady, who was represented by Mrs Peace Nnaji, congratulated Miss Precious Chikwendu, who won the 2014 edition of the pageant in Kingston, Jamaica. She expressed optimism that such pageants would enable contestants develop their personalities and make them stronger and passionate to positively impact on the society.
“Remember, looking good is worth all the troubles, this is because beauty is the totality of the state of a woman’s health, physically, psychologically and mentally,” she said.
Jonathan reminded the contestants that it was all right to lose because there were no losers in pageants as all contestants were winners.
She also added that pageant was not only about winning the crown but about what was done after the victory, and charged the contestants to be responsible and useful to the society.
She added that on her part, she had through non-governmental organisations and programmes encouraged the girl-child and women generally to be who they want to be and express their natural talents.
She assured the outgoing queen of her continued support in her determination to make young women better citizens.