The atmosphere of governance must speak for those it governs. In truth those were the words, today that marked a significant day towards encouraging deliberate steps in empowering women, as the AU-ECOSOCC paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
It was insightful to see and attest that women inclusion in his cabinet was not a myth but a factual norm that should be a model across other states.
Beginning from His Secretary to the state government who is a woman, the 21 Deputy LGA heads who are
Also women, 3 councilor slots apportioned to women and Executive Secretaries, all of the female gender.
Imagine a world without women and it will be filled without balance and underlining chaos. Emphasizing on His Excellency’s words, Women are not the weaker sex but the stem that upholds development.
The Head, Women and Gender Affairs Cluster Committee AU-ECOSOCC, Ms Adaora Onyechere, who represented the Chairperson AU-ECOSOCC, Dr Tunji Asaolu confirmed that the strides towards achieving women inclusion was not only possible but has taken effect in Kogi state with the appointments made in the past 6 years of Gov Yahaya Bello’s administration.
She made bold to say that this has facilitated the nomination of Gov Yahaya Bello as an ambassador and a call to
Advocate for gender mainstreaming in governance and women’s financial inclusion and also as one who believes in adequate representation of all strata for efficiency and inclusiveness.
She also emphasized on the need to unite and work hand in hand with all women irrespective of class, Status or ideological leaning and see this honor as a stepping stone and a charge to do more.
In the delegation were Dr Lola Bayode Head Social Affairs and Health Cluster committee, Muna Mohammed Coordinator African Relations and others.