..seeks more women in government
By Fatimat Olanipekun
As the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations Nigeria (FOMWAN) joins others to celebrate the 2nd term inauguration of the Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, it urges them to intensify efforts to ensure that they surpasses the achievements made during the first tenure.
The state President (Amirahs) of the Association, Alhaja Aminat Abibunllah gave the advice in an interview with this Reporter shortly after the jumat Thanksgiving service for 2nd term inauguration held in Owo.
Abibunllah who was represented at the occasion by the state Chairman of Community and Humanitarian services of the association, and a former state president, Alhaja Rafat Momoh advised the governor to work harder as done during his first tenure to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.
She said, the governor has started well and that he should consolidate what he has started in his 2nd tenure.
While applauding the governor on his interest to ensure women inclusive governance, she seeks for more women in government saying the number of women is below the percentage required.
The Amirah of Owo local government chapter of the women group, Alhaja Munirat Akerele who showered encomiums on the Governor, said his coming back was divine and that he should continue on his good works.
She urged the governor to cooperate and assist the women group in its different local government areas and the state in particular.
Notable among these are the hall under construction by the Owo chapter of the association and the ongoing establishment of a water factory by the state council among others.
She also raised the need for the governor to increase the number of women on government as she pointed out the importance of women in the society without whom she said there will not be much that could be attained.