Women group applauds Gov. Abdulrazaq for nominating 56.25% women in his cabinet
The More Women Campaign Group, consisting of Nigerian women, professionals and experts has applauded Kwara state Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for nominating 9 women out of his 16-persons cabinet.
The group which represents different regions, ethnicities, economic, social and political allegiances as well as organizations for youths and persons with disabilities.
According to a statement signed by 188 non-governmental organsations, this gesture will be recorded in history as the first of its kind in Nigeria. “This step by Mr. Governor, resounds the yearning of well- meaning Nigerians, home and abroad. The appointment demonstrates his support for women voices and serves as a recognition of their relevance in the society.
“We believe that this form of democracy provides the opportunity for open, responsible and accountable system of governance that thrives on the principle that power belongs to the people and that every strata of the society is represented. We have noted with gladness the representation of young people and minority groups within the appointment.”
They added that modeling a best practice of this nature is important for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We therefore applaud His Excellency for breaking the cycle of women’s exclusion in Nigeria. We applaud the All Progressive Congress (APC) for supporting this development in the state and call on all other state Governors, to imbibe the culture of equitable representation for better and prosperous governance.
“We call on the distinguished women so appointed to embrace the culture of inclusion, transparency and accountability, to demonstrate the importance of women contributions to good governance.
“The More Women Campaign Group appreciates you, Governor Abdulrazaq for this gesture as it counts for your state and for Nigeria as a progressive feat.”
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