- …Leads women for environmental cleanup exercise.
The APC Professional Women Council has inaugurated its Kogi state Chapter ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria. The council also held a cleanup exercise within Lokoja as part of sensitization activities.
The inauguration event which held at government house Lokoja, was part of the move by the Kogi state chapter of the council to spread its outreach for women’s inclusion and grassroots mobilisation for the party ahead of 2023.
Speaking at the inauguration, the state coordinator of the APC Professional Women Council, Hajiya Rakiya Sanni, who is also the MD, CEO of Kogi State Enterprise Development Agency, noted that the reason for inaugurating the council is to bolster the activities of the APC both in Kogi state and Nigeria at large, saying that this movement will form a solid foundation that would lead to the success of the APC in the 2023 general election.
Hajiya Sanni further noted that the gathering would provide the needed opportunity for women to be actively involved in politics, while assuring that the APC government to be headed by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the president in 2023 would make the 35 per cent women affirmative action a reality.
She commended governor Yahaya Bello for being a trail blazer particularly in women inclusion in the new direction government and for recognizing women across all strata in the state.
Gov Yahaya Bello who was represented by his chief of Staff, Pharmacist Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku reiterated the readiness of his administration to continue to ensure that women are given utmost priority. He expressed delight over the initiative of the Kogi APC PWC for the clean-up exercise across the state and for inaugurating the council to spearhead the mobilization of women across the 21 local government areas of the state for the APC and the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Speaking with records, governor Yahaya Bello in this administration has prioritized women; Our Governor is a “He for She” governor that has surpassed the 35% women inclusion benchmark of the party and this is evident in the numerous awards he has received.”
He used the opportunity to commend the women of Kogi State for their commitment to the development of the nation, stressing that the popular phrase “No Women, No Nation” is true because women are the source of a survival for every generation, country and society.
“The past, present and future is dependent solely on the women and the role of the women in the process of nation-building cannot be overemphasized.”
“We are glad to have the APC professional women council take to the streets to sensitise and conscientize the people of Kogi State on the need to support the APC for the betterment of the future of Nigeria as a country.”
“In APC, we can assure the women of 100% inclusion in the process of governance; We are confident that APC government headed by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the president come 2023 will make the 35 per cent women appointees a reality and even beyond.”
Earlier, in an environmental walk tagged “Tidy up Nigeria,” the APC Professional Women Council took to the streets in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment to clean up the environments of Lokoja while sensitizing the people on environmental sanitation.
The walk, which began at Government House to Paparanda Square, saw women moving in droves with cleanup equipment and public address systems to sensitize and raise awareness for the APC presidential candidates and other party candidates.
During the exercise, Dr. Safiya Musa, North Central Coordinator of the APC Professional Women Council, who represented the national coordinator, Ronke Shonubu stated that the exercise is part of the Tidy-Up Nigeria Initiative, which is taking place in the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT, to ensure that the environments are kept clean and tidy.
“We aim to sensitise the people through this exercise on the need to support and vote for the APC in the 2023 general elections.”
“As we clean, we are confident that the APC will “Tidy Up” in the 2023 elections from top to bottom”. She said.