By Sunday Oguntuyi Osogbo
As the women all over the world commemorate international women day, Osun state first lady, Mrs Titilola Adeleke has harped on the to further involve women in governance just as she enjoined women to adequately participate in politics.
Mrs Adeleke stated this during a program organised to mark the annual international women’s Day in Ede country home.
According to her, participation of women in decision making in all areas of life would further enhance the living standard of women.
The Osun first lady reiterated the committment of the administration of governor Ademola Adeleke in improving the economic environment in which women in the state could have access to more services and opportunities that would boost the economic profile of their families.
She added that, governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration have also been able to widen the participation of our women in politics, noting that, 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 will not 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” she added
“I therefore urge our women to rise up again and troop out Saturday March 18, 2023 to cast their ballots for our representatives in the House of Assembly”
“This election 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 as we cannot afford to be lethargic at the moment. Let us not stay back in our houses during the elections”
Delivering a lecture at the program, Mrs Abimbola Dunsin urged the women to adequately taking care of their homes, adding that, the duty of a woman is to ensure there is no laxity in her home.
She stressed that, “as a woman, you must not lack behind in taking good care of your kids and most especially your husband in a facets, your husband should not lack anything, morally, sexually and in everything”
Mrs Abimbola also enjoined women participating in politics to be trustworthy to their husbands, saying participating in politics should not affect their duties at home.
Highlights of the program includes, distribution of food items to some vulnerable women in the state in recognition to thier good will and participation in the successful Emergence of His Excellency, governor Ademola Adeleke