Gender inclusion, key to development – Sanwo-Olu

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration is committed to the policy of gender inclusiveness as the sure path to attain the state’s full growth and development.

Sanwo-Olu stated this on Tuesday during the Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Connect 2022 conference held in Lagos.

He said, “The conference was initiated in pursuance of this administration’s commitment to optimally harness the potential of both the male and female genders knowing fully that this is the sure path to attaining our full growth and development potential as a state. It is also a testament to the policy of inclusiveness which our administration is strongly committed to upholding.

“The adopted theme of this year’s conference, ‘The emerging total woman,’ speaks to the changing dynamics driven by the new thinking of the 21st century as well as the new challenge women have to overcome to play the role expected of them conscientiously.

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“The emerging woman the world is craving is one that is self-aware and determined to overcome stereotypes and unleash her potential to contribute her fair quota to moving society and humanity forward.”

The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Bolaji Dada, noted that the empowerment of women is central to all initiatives to achieve sustainable development.

“Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and conducive world ultimately; development will only be sustainable if its benefits accrue equally to both women and men,” she said.

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