Group Hails Nomination of Female Commissioners in Kwara
NEWS DIGEST – The leading pro-democracy group in Kwara State, Kwara Must Change has congratulated all commissioner nominees in Kwara state for their nomination.
The group also salute Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for nominating women, in an attempt to undo the perceived marginalization of women during the last electioneering period.
In a statement issued by the women leader of Kwara Must Change (Women Wing) Mopelola AbdulMalik, the group stated that, sending only names of women as commissioner nominees to the Kwara State House of Assembly is a sign of respect for women, and an attempt to undo the marginalization of women, which the group had also complained about during its Kwara Women Summit.
According to Mopelola, the nomination of only women in this first batch of nomination indicates that the governor is responsive to the yearning of Kwara women.
She noted that “even though we are aware that more names would be sent later, we believe that by sending the names of women first, the governor is simply reassuring Kwara women of their dignified position in the state and we are very grateful for this”.
While praying for the Almighty to guide the nominees in the task ahead, Mopelola also tasked them to justify Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s confidence in their ability by living up to public expectations in service delivery.