My Administration Is Gender Sensitive – Gov Aregbesola
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has further pledged his commitment to accord women a pride of place in his administration.
Speaking while receiving stakeholders of Women’s Governance Accountability Platform (WGAP) and representative of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality led by Dr. (Mrs) Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi in his office, Aregbesola said his experience with women in service shows that women are veritable tools for the development of the nation.
According to him, Womens’ ability to respond appropriately to issues at the nick of time is outstanding and indeed a necessary tool to participate in politics.
He affirmed that his government is gender friendly and faithful to the 35% affirmative of Women in Politics, adding that he would enforce it when constituting his cabinet after his November 27 inauguration for a second term in office.
The Governor admired the determination of women who despite militarisation of electoral process, intimidation, threats of violence brutalization, and oppression to scare potential electorates voted for him on August 9, 2014.
Earlier, the President, WGAP, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi informed the governor of the commitment of her NGO to the affirmation of the 35% affirmative of women in politics through sensitization, mobilization and financial commitments where required.