The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of his support for women in Edo State.
Obaseki disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at the Stakeholders’ Engagement For Women In Benin City, Edo State capital.
The governor hailed Edo women for their contribution towards the lasting peace and all-around development witnessed in the state, stressing that his government will make things easier for them.
“Edo women are the most hard-working women you can see anywhere in the world and they suffer untold hardship but we are in government to make things easier for them.”
Governor Obaseki, while noting the role of Edo women in ensuring socio-economic development in the state, said: “The women are the pillar which our society rests and if not for them I may not have been Governor for a second term as they are the ones helping to confront the ‘Lions and Tigers’ threatening to distract our government from working for the people. We have no choice but to work for Edo people.”
The Edo State First Lady, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, while addressing the women, stressed the need for the women to be appointed to vital political positions to enable them to contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
“I urge you people to be ready to contribute to the development of the state by changing the narrative of getting involved in politics. I encourage you people to also pay your tax and be committed to good governance.”
In response to their assurance, the women thanked the governor and the First Lady for their commitment and support.
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