Bello Promises More Involvement of Women in Governance

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised to sustain his administration’s spirit of more participation


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Bello Promises More Involvement of Women in Governance


The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised to sustain his administration’s spirit of more participation of women in governance.

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Governor Bello, gave the assurance today, Monday March 8 in an address to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.

The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Edward Onoja, said that gender equality will continue to receive topmost priority of his administration in the years ahead.

Bello recalled: "My administration facilitated the election of 21 Chairpersons and 21 Councilors into the grassroots local council administration in the state

“Apart from that, I have also appointed females as Secretary to Government of Kogi State, Head of Service, Special Advisers and Commissioner for Women Affairs”.

In her introductory speech, the Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Buba, disclosed that the International Women’s Day Celebration, which started in 1911 is targeted at showcasing the economic, social and cultural achievements of the women-folk world over.

The Commissioner said: "The Women’s 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 women-folk, since assumption of office”.

She appealed to the Governor to give more opportunities to women in areas of effective participation in politics, appointment into key positions and sharing of state resources.

On the security of lives and property of citizens of the state, the Commissioner said that Governor Bello has done very well.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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