By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu has been applauded over her efforts in developing and liberating women towards sustainable development.
The charge was made on Thursday during 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s (UNCSW), stakeholders meeting
It was made revealed that, gender inequality in virtually all spheres of still persists in the world over which should be minimised or eradicated.
Akeredolu outrightly condemned the gender parity gap which is seen to be worse in developing nations where cultural norms and traditions evidently spell out well constructed gender biased system.
According to her, “It is against this backdrop that we are calling on our men to give women more chance in making and be partakers of decision making in our society.”
In her speech, the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Ibiyinka Ogunlade, of the Ekiti State University, applauded Mrs Anyanwu Akeredolu for being a good representation in the UN session for women folks.Ogunlade said that the forum would come up with decisions and moves that would gear up women advancement.One of the stakeholders, Mrs Doyin Ogunbiyi, former commissioner in Ogun State, commended the governor’s wife for being a good brain for the event.Ogunbiyi described Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu as a legacy to Ondo State, a pacesetter that opened women eyes.According to her, women should catch up with their areas of interest and by doing so, Nigeria will have its first female president.She added that women should key into dreams of the First Lady concerning the wellbeings of women and girls.“This is the first time that we would have feedback from international conferences and relate with grassroots.“Women should not see themselves as rivals.“And I urge all participants today to benefit from the experience of the governor’s wife in the UN session,” she said.In her remarks, Prof. Mojisola Atalabi of College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, depicted the governor’s wife as a gift to humanity, a motivator and a pride of womanhood.Atalabi, an immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), said that the orientation should go to the grassroots of the state so that the information could go down.She asked women to be bold and that they should not allow anybody to look down on them, saying that they were protected by laws and UN.