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No Country Can Develop Without Women – Dolapo Osinbajo

By: HighCelebritySquard





Dolapo Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Friday during the 2022 edition of Focus Africa Leading Women Conference and Award, themed, “Women Leading and Emerging.”

She said, “There is no way any country can develop without women. The country cannot develop without women. A family cannot succeed without the mother.

“I have heard a few careless comments saying ‘are we safe? Can a woman fly this plane? I’m ashamed to hear such insensitive and unfair words that these accomplished and brave women have to face in their workplaces. The medical bills for boys and girls have been the same. I have never heard of a school charging less fees for some girls than some boys, nor have I seen a bus or a taxi or an airplane charging a girl less.

“What is this culture then of esteeming the girls as less valuable and less capable than the boys. The ladies who hold their head up high and are working in such places are our pride and our joy. They inspire those who come after them and are leading Nigeria women and should be applauded.”

In her remarks, the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen said the empowerment of women requires that they are able to develop their capacity to actualise and reach their full potential.

“Women empowerment can be provision of education, mentoring and training to learn a trade, provision of funding to start a trade to enable her to build independence to take charge of her life to the benefit of the community at large.”

Wife of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Chief Host of the event, Alayingi Sylva, said the programme would help every woman to re-imaging, rebuild and reset the pathways of change to unleash the power within them.

“It would help promote entrepreneurship, inclusion, gender diversity and break bias women face in order to address stereotypes,” she added.

Wife of the Minister of Transportation, Judith Amaechi, called for more collaboration among partners to empower women and girls.









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