The Osi Bashorun Of Ibadanland -Chief Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has congratulated womenfolk on the 2020 occasion of the International Women ’s Day .
In a statement signed by his Media aide Lekan Shobo Shobowale, Chief Dr. Adeduntan paid tribute to them for the invaluable roles they play in building homes, and by extension , the nation, just as he applauded their lofty contributions in both the public and private sectors of the national life .
He recalled diverse positions being held by women as ministers , head of the civil service of the federation , chief executives of agencies , permanent secretaries, directors general , special advisers, senior special assistants , special assistants , and many others
“ Hand in hand with our women, we will build the country of our dreams, where there will be equal opportunities for all.”
The fact that some of government ’s most important policies and programmes , like straightening of the hitherto dysfunctional pensions system , Africa’ s largest Social Investment Programme (SIP), diaspora engagements, energy solutions , Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ), ports authority, foods and drugs administration and control, debt management , prohibition of trafficking in persons , and many others , are headed by women, as noted by President BUHARI also,is indicative of the worth and value government places on them.
“On a day like this, I chief DR AZEEZ ADEDUNTAN -hereby extol and appreciate them , on behalf of all other Nigerians .”
He expressed his readiness to assist women in all of the areas they want so as to encourage them to be more active in politics and governance.
Our developmental future depends on our women and the youths and therefore both groups should be well taken care of by our nation.