Okewale-Sonaiya Commends Abiodun On 50 Percent Inclusion
CEO, Women Radio 91.7, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has applauded the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun over his recent declaration that his cabinet will have up to 50 percent women representation.
According to Okewale Sonaiya, this is a testament to the fact that women are pivotal to the growth and development of any society and Ogun state should not be an exception. “We are happy to note that the governor understands and recognises this as fundamental to the success of his government. He and the state party leadership have shown that Ogun is indeed a progressive state. Ogun will be better and a cynosure of all eyes when the Governor’s statement is fully implemented by giving women a prime place in decision making processes of the state” 50 percent female appointment and representation in his cabinet will not only be record breaking but shows a leader with genuine political will that is deliberate and intentional on inclusion.
While applauding Abiodun for the developmental projects embarked on in recent times, she urged the governor to be more decisive in his inclusion agenda. She expressed concern on the low number of female representation on the constituted Governor’s elders’ council in the state. “Despite claims that the council was created to live up to the expectation of inclusive and participatory governance, the number of women in the council is not encouraging. Women are dedicated, hardworking and result driven. They can only give their best when brought on board the decision making processes.”
Sonaiya said she would continue to use the tool of the media space as a constant reminder to the government that women inclusion matter for the progress and development of any nation.