By Abisola Ariwodola,
The Olowu of Kuta, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama CON, Tegbosun III has declared his support for inclusion of women in government, stating that thirty-five percent affirmative is standard, and imperative for every government to include women appointees in its system.
Oba Oyelude made this known during the advocacy visit to him at his palace in Kuta Ayedire local government, by the Osun state Executives of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Osun NAWOJ, led by its chairperson, Mrs. Motunrayo Ayegbayo on Friday.
The Royal Father appealed that Osun government under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke need to balance the equation by appointing more women for boards appointment, unlike the numbers earlier appointed into the cabinet, which is few.
He added that other states have about thirty-five percent and more women included in their government, stated that Osun state should not be left out in being part of the society who takes cognizance of women, who are stakeholders across sectors.
The first-class monarch lauded NAWOJ for being in the front burner, as advocate for inclusion of women in government, he also commended them for projecting children and persons with disability, by being their voice in the society.
Declaring support to the journalists, he urged NAWOJ to continue advocacy and to partner with other women friendly association, to speak louder on women inclusion in governance across board, saying this will help promote fairness.
Earlier in her remarks, the Chairperson, Osun Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Mrs. Motunrayo Ayegbayo congratulated Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama on his National honors conferment of Commander of the Order of Niger by the Presidency.
She also lauded the Royal father for being a foremost professional journalists’ friendly monarch, with impeccable history of successful communication relationship with pen-pushers in the state and country at large.
Ayegbayo assures him that Osun NAWOJ will continue to speak for its female gender adequately, alongside its objectives and function to the society, and she solicited for the support of the royal father to the admiration of all.