League Of Women Voters Visits Onishaha, Urge Monarch To Support Women In Leadership~NEWSEXTRA - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020

League Of Women Voters Visits Onishaha, Urge Monarch To Support Women In Leadership~NEWSEXTRA




The league of women voters of Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to the Oba Of Shasha Kingdom, His Royal Highness, King Babatunde Akanbi, on Sunday to seek the mornach support for women in political and leadership offices.

The league of women voters Which was lead by the Lagos State Chairperson, Chief Mrs Remi Omobola Omisore and other notable members include, a former commissioner in Lagos State, Teju Phillips, Mrs Oladitan welliton, Mrs Nike Ogunfunyin and many others.

According to the Chairperson, they came to the King's palace to seek his fatherly prayer and support as an association. Omisore said the league is not partisan and was not affiliated to any political party, also noting that it is a non profit organization.



Omisore said; 'We are particular about anything that have to do with women issues, such as empowerment, entrepreneurship and others because women have been neglected for so long and this is the high time we raise our vouce. The association cuts across Nigeria and that is why the Lagos chapter decided to visit the Onishasha Kingdom today.

She further urged the King to encourage top office holders to empower more women in politics and other companies.

The Oba Of Shasha Kingdom, Oba babatunde Akanbi while responding appreciated the efforts of the league of women voters in Nigeria by coming in accord to fight for their right. He said, 'my message to the whole nation is to include our women in our major activities. Apparently, women play the majority role in Nigeria politics, homes etc.

He urged that they shouldn't only be included in government offices but also companies and other parasterters. 'What the league are doing is what we need presently in our societies and i will encourage all other kings to join hands together and support women empowerment,' he added.

In the same vein, Oba Akanbi noted that as a king, he empowered women more than men in his Kingdom, stressing that it's done same way in some other places. He emphasise that if a woman is trained, a nation is trained. However, there is no way they can be neglected in activities because they are referred to as the salt of the world.

According to Teju Phillips, a member of the association, who double as a former commisioner in Lagos State, while addressing the newsmen at the palace said, gender equality and concerna is their priority. She urged the government to recognized the concern of women and empower them, likewise provide safety for them. 

She said; 'Women are the key background of politics, when it is time for any election, you will see us on the field doing the work. It is only at the time of appointment that our leaders ignore women. Our conrcen is to have more women given appointments and holding political positions.'

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