Today is the International Women’s Day celebrated across nations of the world to draw attention to the issues affecting the participation of women in decision making on all areas of life that would enhance the living standard of women.
In Osun, I have worked in the last four years as the First Lady to improve on the economic environment in which our women live, so that they can have access to more services and opportunities that would boost the economic profile of their families.
Also, we have been able to widen the participation of our women in politics. Politics is a crucial sector of the State that have direct bearing on the day-to-day living of women.
I have been able to increase the tempo of political awareness among our women and the number of women given opportunities to serve in various positions.
We cannot rest on our oars at the moment. We are in the electoral period. Participation in elections is a key lever to enhancing the dividends of democracy available to our women.
I therefore urge our women to rise up again and troop out Saturday March 11, 2023 to cast their ballots for our representatives in the House of Assembly.
This House is vital to all the electoral work we have been doing since July 16, 2022. We need to put the house in our control for the good work to be reignited again in Osun very soon.
We cannot afford to be lethargic at the moment. Let us not stay back in our houses during the elections.
The mark of a great person is in overcoming challenges as they come. Rise above every challenge at the moment and step forward to cast your ballot. This will ensure a solid greater tomorrow.