…APC PCC NATIONAL VICE CHAIRMAN, BARR. UJU OHANENYE.
The Vice Chairman, APC Presidential Campaign Council Barr. Mrs. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye has assured Nigerian Women that they will play a pivotal role in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ‘s government when elected in 2023.
*While speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Barr. Uju Ohanenye, the only female Former APC Presidential Aspirant revealed that Asiwaju Tinubu will work with the National Assembly to pass legislation promoting female employment in all government offices, ministries, agencies and mandate the federal executive (particularly the cabinet and core senior advisers) to reserve a minimum number of senior positions for women,increase women’s participation in government to at least 35 percent of all governmental positions while Private institutions shall be strongly encouraged to do likewise.*
She reiterated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment that his administration shall establish programs and policies to promote more female inclusion in politics, governance and the economy while commercial banks will be encouraged to support women owned businesses nationwide through the use of concessionary loans and incentive schemes.
She further stated that Asiwaju Tinubu in his “Renewed Hope” documents which contained his campaign promises that for Nigeria to reach its fullest potential, every person and segment of the population must be given a fair chance to make
their best contribution to the well-being and betterment of our nation because the growth of our economy and the achievement of our national destiny rests on equity and the safeguarding of fundamental rights and decency in our society which entails ending all forms of invidious bias including, especially, gender discrimination.
She further made it abundantly clear that equity and fairness to women, greater equality and the economic empowerment of women shall be a top priority and the heart of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Chinaemeze Tinubu’s national agenda because Asiwaju is committed to the development and empowerment of Nigerian women.
Barr. Ohanenye further stated that it is fulfilling that the Vice Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Congress, Senator Kashim Shettima is known to pioneer gender mainstreaming during his tenure as governor of Borno state where he appointed four female commissioners and birthed several women empowerment Initiatives”.
She reaffirmed that Asiwaju in his policy document cum manifesto revealed that his government will ensure that “women have an equal chance to enter and excel in allrelevant aspects of our nation’s social, economic and political life”.