Another feather has been added to the cap of Governor Yahaya Bello by the United Nations Women UNW, for his efforts in ensuring the inclusiveness and greater participation of women in politics in the state.
This commendation was contained in a statement signed by UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Comfort Lamptey who applauded governor Bello for giving opportunities to women to harness their contributions in governance at all level of governments in the state.
The statement further thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for buiding an inclusive and gender-sensitive governance system in Kogi State, particularly the unprecedented victory of women as vice chairpersons in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
Ms. Comfort Lamptey reiterated the commitment’s of her team to pay a walking visit to kogi state as from first week of next Month to meet with the Governor to fashion out ways of supporting the ongoing efforts of his government in promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality in the State, as well as explore possibilities for partnership and collaboration to support the newly – elected vice Chairmen a cross the local government area in the who are all women to enable them succeed in their new assignments.
The Cordinator UN Women Focal Point Ms. Chundung Ashley Dauda in the statement also stressed the need for other Governor’s in Nigeria to emulate Governor Bello good gesture in encouraging women in politics to attain great heights.
It may recalled that recently the Nigerian Council for Women Society conferred “He for She” award on Yahaya Bello as the most gender sensitive governor in the Nigeria, and it’s also on record that Governor Yahaya Bello has over 80 women in his cabinet where all the 21 vice chairmen in the state, Head of Service, SSG are all women.