Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has urged women throughout the country to join politics beyond the traditional jamboree that comes with their presence, which he describes as singing and dancing at political occasions.
Governor Akeredolu stated that the country is confronted with a number of concerns, including socioeconomic ones, which demand Nigerian women’s assistance.
The Governor addressed the 21st National Women’s Conference of the Committee Of Wives Of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) held at the Eko Hotel And Suites, Victoria Island, in Lagos on Tuesday, October 26.
While stating that the country is at a fork in the road, Arakunrin Akeredolu also urged women to devise particular strategies to intervene in the country’s concerning security situation, noting that the Chibok girls were the country’s first mass kidnapping in 2014.
“Today, our country is at a fork in the path. Something in our discussion here seems to be lacking to me. In Nigeria, there is a problem with insecurity “he stated
“National progress is hampered by insecurity. Poverty is caused by insecurity, which you are tackling now. Governance is nil when there is insecurity. We should investigate specific methods in which women might intervene to alter the narrative. Women are being kidnapped in large numbers. The chibok girls were the country’s first mass kidnappings. We’ve come to make a difference in the world. I can guarantee you that as women, you have the power to change the world.”
Governor Akeredolu, who gave the keynote presentation and officially opened the conference as the Special Guest of Honour, urged the wives of elected and appointed officials to take advantage of the rare opportunity they have to influence their husbands’ policies in favor of women.
He emphasized that the quality of participation and favorable policies will have a significant impact on the advancement of women in society.
The Governor advised that the focus be shifted to the training of girls in order to achieve the society’s desire for gender equality.
“We must go above and beyond what we have been doing. We must put an end to the unpleasant practice of limiting the potential of girls. We must stand up against those who seek eternal dominance “added the Governor.
You must work on our educational curriculum. Our women must have the feeling that their gender is unrestricted. We must not encroach on their liberty. Women are savaging this country, in my opinion. It’s not enough to be the wives of politicians who have been elected or appointed to positions of power. I believe that having wives who are very supportive of their husbands in many ways is beneficial.”
“It has been proven that women are enemies of themselves,” Governor Akeredolu remarked, urging women to constantly support one another.
Be a source of light for other women. Wives of political office holders must now be pillars of support. Do not jeopardize your husband’s integrity.”