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No nation can develop without women’s inputs, says Omo-Agege



Ovie Omo-Agege

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that no nation can do well without sensitivity to the inputs and capabilities of its women.

Omo-Agege, who said Nigerian women are truly exemplary, noted with delight that virtually all women given leadership responsibilities by the All Progressive Congress, APC administration are proving their worth.

Speaking while receiving APC women from the South-South geo-political zone who visited him at his Abuja residence yesterday, he emphasized his firm commitment towards enhancing the lot of Nigerian women.

He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inclusive policy that has prioritized women empowerment and given several women the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities in various positions.

Earlier, the Leader of APC Women in the South-South zone, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachel Akpabio, who led other women leaders congratulated both the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan and his deputy, stressing that their long-expected victory was a source of joy for women in her zone.

“It has been the desire of our great party (APC) to have our party faithfuls at the helm of affairs in the National Assembly, to make laws that will enhance the realization of party’s manifesto and by extension, national policies and programme.

“That dream became a reality during the recent inauguration and election of the National Assembly’s presiding officers as you were duly elected as Deputy President of the Senate with Senator Lawan as The President of the Senate.

“As the leaders of the party in South-South zone with particular reference to women, we join other well-meaning Nigerians in congratulating you on your well-deserved victory; judging from your well known antecedents and your love for the party we know that you and the new leadership in the Senate will make a success of the assignment given to you,” she stated.

According to Akpabio, areas where women want the National Assembly to focus more attention include provision of more employment for youth, appointment of more women into high positions, more human capital development programmes and enhanced capacity-building to enable more women from the South-South zone to successfully hold leadership positions.

The 15-member entourage include the APC Women Leader from Edo State, Mrs. Betty Benson-Okocha, Hon. Esther Joseph Bepeh (Cross Rivers), Evangelist Caroline Nagbo (Rivers), Mrs. Cynthia Princewill (Bayelsa) and Dr (Mrs.) Rose Ita-Enang from Akwa Ibom.

Others are Mrs. Golda Obikhena, Mrs. Mary Aipoh, Mrs Desire Nsima, Mrs. Sylvia Dugelo, Barrister Christie Okri, Pastor Felicia Bebian, Justina Akpanudoedehe, Mrs. Isari Tari Abadani and wife of a former governor of Bayelsa state, Mrs Alanyingi Sylva.


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