For the 2023 general election, Nigerian women have expressed a footnote of caution to governorship and Presidential candidates that their votes is for a leader who include women in the system of government.
It is noted that Governor Yahaya Bellos gender-friendly policy is unprecedented in the political history of Nigeria. It is a policy that other state governors should facsimile. The Governor has set a standard for a race on how best to run an administration of inclusion that not only recognizes the role of women in politics but also offering them high-visibility offices, such that they could play an active part in shaping and implementing policies for a balanced and solid development of the nation.
In line with his inclusion policy; Governor Yahaya Bello has been honored on the premise that he has surpassed the United Nations 35 per cent affirmative action, having also appointed women to strategic positions in his government.
Women in the state have risen up to support him as well as set to tour around the country creating awareness to other women that they could be involved in contributing to the growth and well-being of the economy in the country. The success story being recorded in Kogi state strengthens the saying that behind a successful man is a woman. Kogi is working because women are manning strategic positions in the state.
As record has indicated, Kogi state is the state where a woman is the ADC to the Governor. This is not enough, the Secretary to the State Government is a woman, the Head of Service is a woman, all the Vice Chairmen of the Local Governments are women, among many other female appointees.
Governor Yahaya Bello will get women’s support all the way because he knows how to make a nation great by women inclusion.
– Funmilayo Olusi