Nigerians have been urged to focus more attention on action plan gear towards promoting gender equality and empowerment for women folks particularly in areas of technology, social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
Wife of Ondo state governor Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu gave the charge while speaking at an event organized by the foundation for partnership initiatives in the Niger Delta PIND a non government organisations to commemorate this year’s United Nations International women’s day outreach with the theme “Innovate for change” in Akure.
Women and participants from Delta, Bayelsa and the riverine areas of Ondo state under the auspices of partnership in the Niger Delta PIND converged on Akure, Ondo state capital to deliberate on issues that bothers on the development of women in the riverine areas.
Declaring the program open, the first lady of Ondo state, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu represented by the senior special Assistant on women affairs, Mrs Titi Adeyemi who examined the pivotal role of women in societal development called for a collective effort by the civil society organizations NGOs in addressing the plights of women across all strata.
Also speaking , Capacity building program manager of PIND Mrs Bose Eitokpah noted that for a nation to develop, women must be given their rightful place for sustainable development.
On his part , OSOPADEC chairman, Gbenga Edema emphasized the need for all inclusive programs for women emancipation at every sector of the economy.
As for the commissioner for Agriculture Gboyega Adefarati who was represented by Mrs Ajayi Clara said the state government has embarked on more life impacting agricultural projects for women across the state with a view for them to be self reliant.