As lawmakers elected across the twenty-six constituencies of Ondo state are being inaugurated into the 9th Ondo State House of Assembly, Wife of Ondo State Governor, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has called for all-inclusive legislation in
the general interest of the good people of Ondo state.
Mrs Akeredolu made this call in a goodwill message delivered at the inauguration reception of the member representing Akoko South West Constituency 1, Honourable Akogun Olugbenga Omole in Akure.
The sunshine state first lady who spoke through her media aide, Rowland Onyeukwu, observed that women-oriented bills are left unattended to in some quarters; and where they receive attention, they fail to get the support of simple majority for it to see the light of the day; this she blamed on low participation of women in most Houses of Assembly.
Mrs Akeredolu however expressed confidence that with persons of proven integrity in the 9th assembly, Ondo state will enjoy policy framework that will promote economic growth, achieve social justice and strengthen governance. She also called on the members to join force with the only female lawmaker to protect women interest.
In her words, “I love to appeal to the 9th Ondo State House of Assembly to work in collaboration with the only female member in the House in order to achieve women-friendly legislations that will:
- promote women’s health and make cancer a health priority
- support policies that will ensure the promotion of women to the higher echelons in the society, and to serve as role models,
- protect women against domestic and all forms of violence, and
-promote women economic viability.
This is particularly important towards achieving great developmental strides, owing to the fact that an all-inclusive legislation is key to equitable development.”
Family and friends of Honourable Omole, Akoko South west constituency 1 members, community/religious leaders, party faithfuls and some top government officials were all in attendance at the event.