Ondo is the most gender-friendly state – Mimiko

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
May 28th, 2014
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Governor MimikoOndo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has described the state as the most gender friendly state in Nigeria.

The Governor made this remark while receiving the newly elected Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele at the government house.

He noted that the issue of gender sensitivity goes beyond sloganeering, stressing that her choice was not influenced by the Executive.

The Governor, who promised to support the new Speaker, urged her to be focused in her new assignment by carrying every member along.

While congratulating the Speaker, Governor Mimiko added that efforts must be geared towards ensuring that the women are fully involved in governance.

He said “We are going to support you to achieve an outstanding success in your new assignment. Ondo state is perhaps the most gender sensitive state in Nigeria and our own gender sensitivity is not about sloganeering.

“I did not influence her emergence, and like I told the lawmakers two days ago, anybody that emerges as the Speaker on the platform of the Labour Party(LP) will be welcomed.”


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