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April 21, 2024
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Mrs Betsy Obaseki, wife of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

IWD 2024: Betsy Obaseki urges women to seek knowledge

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By Nefishetu Yakubu

Wife of Edo Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has called on women to acquire requisite knowledge that would increase their worth in a male dominated society.

Obaseki made the call during an International Women’s Day event organised by the John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) in Benin, Edo.

She noted that the theme of the event, “Inspire Inclusion, Empowering Women in Public Service Through Inclusive Leadership”, should inspire women to reach for the top in their chosen career.

According to her, women must learn to be involved in politics to ensure that the political narratives change for good if the country must realise its full potentials.

“Inclusion means gender equality must be upheld and no woman must be left out.

“Every woman is valuable because they all have something to bring to the table, even as housewife.

“Women help to groom and develop the society as you take care of the family, We have seen women doing fantastic things in various fields.

“We need the female gender as much as the male gender, the two genders should work together.

“The genders have their peculiar traits and non can take the place of the other. So women must know their value and place in the society. Don’t allow anyone put you down,” she said.

Obaseki encouraged women to build capacity so that they could be qualified to fill certain positions in the society.

Also speaking, the Drector General of JOOPSA, Imuwahen Ajoonu called for the creation of enabling environments that uplift and empower women, irrespective of their background and ethnicity.

“By fostering inclusivity, we not only enrich our organisations and communities but also ensure that the voices of all women are heard and valued.

“We must also acknowledge the persistent challenges faced by many women in their pursuit of leadership roles.

“As we explore the theme of inclusive leadership, let us commit to creating environments that uplift and empower all women, irrespective of their background, ethnicity, or abilities,” she said.

According to her, our collective efforts can inspire a new era of leadership, one that is characterised by collaboration, empathy, and a commitment to fairness. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Kevin Okunzuwa/Vivian Ihechu

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