‘Women are powerful economic units’- Obaseki swears-in 19 female aides
In other to improve the socio-economic conditions of Edo state, Gowin Obaseki, the Edo state Governor sworn in 19 female aides on Monday. He named 18 of the female aides, Special Assistants on Gender and 1 Special Adviser.
“Women represent 50 per cent if not more of our population. There must be more women representation in everything we do if we want progress and development,” he said.
“I need 19 sets of eyes to help me see and identify what is happening with women across the state. Women are powerful economic units and social mobilisers who can change our society. We should create the avenue to reach out to them, know what they are going through and not only to use them for political gains. We need to support them to do more for themselves,”
“I want to know what is happening to our women in the market, hospitals, their children’s education and issues that relate to human trafficking in your local government areas.”