September 19, 2020
Politics

2020 Women’s Day: Oyo Government Committed to Women Empowerment – Commissioner

Oyo State government has charged women to drive actions that would promote gender equality the world deserved through collective and individual attitudinal change.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni gave this charge in her message to celebrate the 2020 Women’s Day with the theme “I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Right.”

Mrs Sanni said gender equality could be achieved through women empowerment and girl-child education among others and by ensuring women take full and effective participation in leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.

She said Oyo state was taking steps to empower women, fight for their rights, provide equal access to economic resources, address all forms of violence and abuse against women and children, as key agents for change and drivers of sustainable development.

Alhaja Sanni urged women to be submissive, supportive and not compete with men but pursue their goals positively for desired change.

She called on all stakeholders to rededicate and reposition themselves in improving quality of life for women and girl-child with much respect and dignity.

Iyabo Adebisi

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