Kogi State Governor’s First Lady, Hajia Halima Wada on Friday assured Wives of Traditional Rulers from the Western Senatorial District of the State of their involvement in the affairs of her pet project “Kogi Women Empowerment Network.”
She stated that she was overwhelmed by their visit and thanked them for the spirit of unity and oneness among them.
Describing the roles of women as important in the society, she noted that women are bridge builders without which there cannot be development in the society.
She said women empowerment is in the front burner of the present administration promised to continue to complement the effort of the state government through her pet project.
While advising on the importance of voting wife of the governor urged the wives of the traditional rulers to mobilize and sensitize people in their areas to come out en-mass to register with INEC for the issuance of the permanent voters card (PVC) to enable them participate in the affairs of governance adding that their vote is their power.
She used the medium to commend the wife of the president Dr Dame Patience Jonathan for working tirelessly in uplifting the women of the country regardless of their party affiliations.
Earlier, wife of the Obaro of Kabba and Coordinator of Olories of Okun Association, Mrs Maria Olobayo said they where happy to visit the wife of the governor, and noted that the association has been in existence for quiet some timew now stating that it was formed to bring them together under one umbrella and help contribute to women in in their own little way.
While commending the b wife of the governor for the b success achieved so far through her pet project Olori Maria pledged their unalloyed loyalty and support for her pet project and also appealed for their involvement in the affairs of her pet project.
In her vote of thanks Olori Omofe Helen on behalf of other Oloris thanked the wife of the Governor for her empowerment programs and prayed God to sustain her and the present administration to flourish.
Teachers, under the aegis of Basic Education Staff Association of Nigeria (BESAN), Kogi State chapter has accused the Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) of failing to pay their leave allowances for three years, and failing to promote deserving members.
The association in its reaction to the recent sack of the state SUBEB Chairman, calls for the suspension of Education Secretaries at the various Local Government Education Authorities.
Responding to the sack of the board, Chairman of BESAN, Mr. Suleiman Adomu, described the dissolution of the board as a welcome development.
“Teachers in the state have been vindicated by the governor’s action,” he said, urging the governor to also suspend the education secretaries, accountants and auditors in all the 21 local government councils in the state, and to investigate their activities to rid the sector of corruption.