Sunday , March 7 2021

IWD 2021: Obaseki commits to accommodating more women in govt, advocates gender mainstreaming

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has committed to accommodating more women in his government by ensuring that they are given equal opportunity to contribute to the state’s development.

The governor, who said this in commemoration of the International Women’s Day marked every March 8, noted that he would continue to advance policies and programmes to promote gender mainstreaming.

According to him, “As a government, we are committed to providing opportunities for women to contribute to the state’s development. We already have ample examples of how women have transformed different sectors of the state’s economy. We are proud of the achievement of these women and will be engaging them more as we work to make Edo great again.”

The governor added that the state government has made commitments to ensuring that more women are brought into mainstream politics to ensure that their input is taken into consideration in policy-making.

He said, “In my first term in office, I appointed female Special Adviser and Special Assistants across the 18 local government areas of the state. This was to ensure that women get a seat on the decision-making table.

“So, as we celebrate women today, we once again reiterate our commitment to ensuring that we tap the strength, resilience, courage and talents of our women in our economic development trajectory. It is in our best interest to do so as we have first-hand evidence that they have a lot to contribute in making our state great again.”

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