Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday congratulated women in the state on the 2021 commemoration of the International Women’s Day, saying his administration will continue to give voice to women because doing so is key to achieving sustainable development and inclusive growth.
His Excellency was quoted in a release commemorating the day, dated March 8, 2021 and signed by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor as saying “On this occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day, we state that there is no turning back in our determination to giving voice to our women and empowering the girl child. Whether in the political decision making process or in the bureaucratic settings, we are setting a new standard of building a sustainable and brighter future by upholding affirmative action”.
“Our agenda to empower Kwara women aligns with the theme of this year’s celebration which is ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a Covid-19 World’. The administration is committed to socioeconomic and political empowerment/inclusion of women because of their critical roles in building a stronger and healthier world where both genders work in harmony for the larger good of our communities. This commitment is glaring in our appointments, programmes, and policies just under the last two years.
“As the world commemorates the International Women’s Day, the administration is proud to have given better opportunities to Kwara women and we are certain of the domino effects this will have in preparing our girl child for a future of greater possibilities.”