•Nigerian Women Should Remain Steadfast, Resolute In Demanding End To Bias, Discrimination – Lagos First Lady
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said his administration would continue to ensure gender equality in line with the theme of the 2022 International Women's Day, which is "Gender Equality Today, for A Sustainable Development.”
With thirty-five percent women representation in government, Sanwo-Olu appreciated the invaluable contribution of women in making his administration's goals realisable for a Greater Lagos through the T.H.E.M.E.S developmental Agenda.
Speaking at the 2022 International Women's Day celebration held on Tuesday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Governor Sanwo-Olu, said the celebration is a “call to action and the stepping up of advocacy aimed at raising the awareness to what the society stands to gain if equal opportunities were provided for both the female and male genders to pursue their dreams and attain their potential.”
He said Lagos State today has one of the highest numbers of women in any State cabinet in the country, noting that the State can also boast of more women than men as judges, Permanent Secretaries and heads of government agencies and parastatals.
"In Lagos State, our commitment to this yearly celebration reflects our belief in the critical role our women must play and are playing side by side with the men.