At the opening of “Women in Government” conference organised by the Department For International Development (DFID), South-West Region in Lagos yesterday, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule urged women to be more participatory in government to promote the ideals of sustainable democratic practices and values. While speaking on the importance of women in office, Adebule said;
“The 35 percent slot for women participation in government is something that we as women must all strive to ensure that we meet up with.
“Majority of women are looking for appointments but we should work toward getting elective positions because it is only there that there are no opportunities to advocate for the course of women and the girl-child.
“The attitude of shying away from taking up elective positions cannot take us anywhere. Women should be bold, educated, and supportive and have the confidence and add value to themselves.
“It is when we do all these that the men folk will begin to take us seriously and give us the chance to showcase our potential.”