Ogun State government has assured women, irrespective of their political, religious or tribal differences, of better representation in appointments to various political offices.
According to a release signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l by Oluwaseun Boye, Press Officer at the Office of Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele gave this assurance while playing host to the executive members of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Ogun State Chapter, led by its Amirah, Alhaja Kudirat Yeni Rabiu in her office at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele, said the issue bordering on representation of women in governance had been brought to the attention of the State Governor, Dr. Dapo Abiodun, saying government believed in the capability of the women folk and that appointments would be merit based.
“When it comes to merit, women do very well, so I can assure you that women would have good representation in whatever appointment that will be made in this government’’, she noted.
Earlier in her speech, the Amirah of FOMWAN, Alhaja Kudirat Yeni Rabiu, said the association was committed to improve the moral and educational development of women as tools for their socio-economic well-being, while also complementing government in providing and ensuring girl-child education and women adult literacy, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.