Senator Stella Oduah the Lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District and Vice Chairman Committee on Women Affairs has described Women Affairs as the Bedrock of any government.
She stated this on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 at the inaugural meeting of the Committee of Women Affairs held at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
Oduah called for inclusion of Nigerian women in the mainstream of governance to ensure a more developed society, one that has gender balance .
“As far as I am concerned, Women Affairs is the bedrock of any government , I do not see how we can move forward if we fail to mainstream Women Affairs.
I want to believe that the change we have coming now will have women mainstreamed; be it in capacity building or involvement in governance. We also know that a healthy society is a society that has a balance in gender.
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The Ministry has to be really funded and we will be doing a proper budget analysis.”
Speaking to the Director National Centre for Women Development, (NCWD) Onyeka Onwenu, Oduah pointed out major areas where she expects the agency to focus on, urging the DG to ensure that Nigeria Women will be better taken care of.
“How has your agency been able to accomplish women capacity building, women leadership roles, and women in government and are you well equipped to have these end results? Also, how do you think that your parastatals can incorporate all this and make it achievable?” She queried.
Lawmakers present at the Inaugural meeting were, the Chairman of the Committee Oluremi Tinubu, Monsurat Sunmonu, Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, Binta Masi Garba, John Enoh, Biodun Olujimi and other members of the committee.