Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his Lagos State counterpart Babajide Sanwo-Olu have stated that any society that excludes women from its policies should not expect any form of progress. According to the governors, women must be actively involved in societal development going by their organisation acumen which they both described as un-paralleled.
The governors stated this during the 3rd Summit of the Foundation for Wives of Ondo State Officials (FOWOSO) at the International Culture and Events Centre, Akure, with a theme ‘Turning Around The Economic Status of Women in a Covid- 19 Era’.
Akeredolu emphasized that women should be empowered to be fully involved in leadership positions and areas of national development. According to him, it is important to make progress by creating an institutional framework around the core values of FOWOSO and adopting policy from the forum’s efforts. He said: “No modern society, which clings to women anachronistic policies of excluding women from participating in socioeconomic activities, should expect progress. No country can achieve greatness. “It is in the light of these that glowing tributes must be paid to all those who not only share in the dream but, more importantly, have continued to help nurture dreams to reality. The past three years have cleared any doubt regarding the intention of women to compete for spaces in the quest to develop our state.