Political leaders have been urged to involve more Nigerian Women in politics as they are more reliable when comes to active politics.
A former Council Chairman in Okitipupa, Ondo state, Mrs Morenike made this known at the 30th Anniversary of Akoko North West local government area of Ondo state in her paper titled “Women in politics; an anchor of good governance at the grassroots.”
According to her, Sustainability of democracy and good governance at the grassroots has to do with gender balance which she said, more women should be given active roles to play.
“I am sure that Nigeria will witness rapid development when more women are allow for election to all publicly elected bodies; participation in formulation of government policy and implementation of the same and to hold public office and perform all public function at all levels of government”, she noted.
Alaka however urges Nigeria women to fight against what she described as gender inequality, maintaining that women had power to be advocate of their cause.
However, the Akoko North West local government Chairman, Elder Ayo Akande has empowered over 100 youths and adults to become entrepreneurs and run successful business ventures, as part of efforts to trim unemployment rate in the area.
The participants who are currently undergoing training in a Skill Acquisition Programme were also empowered will be giving start-up capital.
The Coodinator of the Skill Acqusition, Mrs Sunday Oluwaseyi Peace said the participants will be trained in Cosmetology, Make-up & Gele, Cake & confectioneries and Fashion Design to a certified level.
Akande while addressing the participants said they should be self- reliant and not wait for white collar jobs.
He addes that getting the right skills is a good start saying that the programme was to prepare them adequately to face the future as the leaders of tomorrow.