Women inclusion: South West Women single Yahaya Bello out as role model governor

Women across key professions from the South-West States have singled out Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi
as  the role model for the Nigerian government in the area of women inclusion.

The women who converged on Akure, the Ondo state capital for their meeting, said Governor Bello  deserved the honour for helping to demonstrate, through his appointments, that when women hold strategic positions in government, the society is the better for it.

This was part of the communique issued by the women, under the aegis of South West Women Arise for Nigeria (SWWAFON).

The communiqué was jointly signed by SWAFFON President, Dr. Hannatu Adeeko, and Co-convener, Mrs. Bolanle Idowu.

They noted that Bello’s inclusion of women in strategic positions in his cabinet and across the Kogi State Local Government Areas, is already producing good results in major sectors of the state.

They said, “As women, we decided to give honour to whom it is due. In this regard, we have resolved to single out Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the role model for the Nigerian government in terms of women inclusion.

“Where women are put to good and strategic use, peace and growth are the results. The result is showing in all aspects of governance in the state, including security, education, agriculture and other sectors.

“He is the first Governor ever to appoint a female ADC in the history of Nigeria. His SSG is also a woman. More important to add is the fact that all the Vice Chairmen of the local governments in the state are women, among other key appointments.”

“This is why we are saying that the problem of Nigeria is not about political parties but about the person who can do the job and take us out of the quagmire,” SWWAFON said.

The women called for peace in the land, saying, “We as women must come in and prevail on our husbands, on our children, to toe the path of peace and not allow agents of destruction use them to cause greater destruction in Nigeria.”

SWWAFON said, “We must be the voices of reason across our families, offices, communities and wherever we find ourselves to drum it into the ears of the people that war is an ill wind that blows no one any good.

“It is our sincere desire that this quest be sustained and that it yields the desired fruits across the land.”
The meeting was attended by
women of substance from all walks of life, including ace Nollywood women, bankers, senior journalists, entrepreneurs, medical practitioners and lecturers