The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday in Lokoja promised to sustain the spirit of more participation of women in his administration.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Edward Onoja at the celebration of International Women Day in the state on Mondaysaid that gender equity will continue to receive topmost priority of his administration in the years ahead.
Bello recalled that “His administration facilitated the election of 21 Chairpersons and 21 Counselors into the grassroot local council administration in the state
and has also appointed female as Secretary to Government of Kogi state, Head of Service, Special Advisers and Commissioner for Women Affairs ”
In her introductory speech, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Buba disclosed that the International Women Day Celebration which started in 1911 is targeted at showcasing the economic, social and cultural achievements of the womenfolk world over.
According to the commissioner “the Women Day is also aimed at reflecting on the progress made in past years as well as looking back to the past struggles for women’s rights and protection”
She described Governor Bello as the most Gender Sensitive Leader considering his enormous empowerment of the womenfolk since assumption of office.
She appealed to the Governor to give more opportunities for women in the area of effective participation in politics, appointment into key positions and sharing of state resources.
The commissioner who commended governor Yahaya Bello on the security of lives and property in the state, therefore, declared total support of Kogi Women for Governor Bello’s presidential ambition come 2021.