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WFM boss makes case for women in new Ogun government


Toun Okewale-Sonaiya

Chief Executive Officer of WFM 91.7, Toun Okewale-Sonaiya, has commended the Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, for choosing a woman with character as his deputy, saying “this is reflective of the priority he would give to the economy” with the composition of an Economic Transition Committee (ETC).

WFM 91.7 or Women Radio, owned by St. Ives Communications, is the first radio station for women in Nigeria.

She, however, told The Guardian in Lagos that the 22-person ETC did not reflect inclusion or fair representation of the over 50 per cent of women in the state.

According to her, this contradicts a statement alluded to Abiodun that “Ogun State is blessed with abundance of human resources in all fields of endeavour, and this is reflected in the array of distinguished sons and daughters who have volunteered their skills, rich and diverse experience and vast network to work on this important assignment. Further, our commitment to provide an inclusive government is expressed in the composition of the committee.”

Okewale-Sonaiya said the above statement was either an attempt to misrepresent the fact or a gross negligence of the achievements, capacity and contribution of women from Ogun in nation building.

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