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IWD:  FRSC emphasizes importance of including women in decision making 

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Segun Oladipupo

The Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has emphasized the importance of empowering and including women in all spheres of affairs

He stated this during the activities marking the 2022 International Women’s Day organised by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos Sector Command.

The sector held the annual Women-In-Uniform programme on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ogungbemide who noted that women were part of the pillar of any successful society, added that women’s inclusion in decision making will be of great gains to the whole world.

In a press statement by the FRSC Lagos Deputy Route Commander, Jesutomipe Mala, Ogungbemide said, “To mark the 2022 United Nations International Women’s Day, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos Sector Command held its annual Women-In-Uniform programme at Radisson Hotel GRA Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.”

“Mrs. Folashade Jaji, Secretary to Lagos State Government, while addressing the participants, said, “Today’s gathering presents to us another opportunity to celebrate women and to call on the Government at all levels as well as organization to implement policies that will correct the bias against women.”

The SSG who was represented by Mrs Omotayo Gbajabiamila-Olamond, Director, Admin and Human Resource of SSG Office, further stated that “Mr. Governor has also pledged that his administration would continue to stand by women to ensure fair representation at all levels of Government while the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa also affirmed that the House would continue to make laws that will benefit the women in the State.”

She commended Emma Fekoya, Chairman, Women-In-Uniform and Assistant Corps Commander for the success of the first edition and the tenacity in preparing for the second edition.

Mrs. Jaji called for a fair representation of women In the improvement of the economic, social and cultural development of the nation.

Rear Admiral Itunu Hotonu (rtd), first female Rear Admiral, Nigerian Navy as well as Africa, and the guest speaker, on the theme of the 2022 UN International Women’s Day “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” said “Women need to take their space, we should assimilate and live it that we may be different but we are equal hence we all have what we need to achieve our goals”.

She admonished women not to be afraid of being different, Live a life of sacrifice, It is not enough to conquer the ground, having conquered, you must hold it”

Deputy Comptroller General Mulikat Lade Adegoke (rtd) of Nigerian Customs Service, encouraged women to get familiar with their organizations codes of conduct and conditions of service, establish and maintain cordial relationship with very senior colleagues, show empathy to fellow women and surround themselves with team of researchers.

Mrs Grace Ikani, who stood in for Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the Senior Pastor Trinity House Church, congratulated all women especially Women-In-Uniform for the 2022 UN International Women’s Day.

She commended FRSC Lagos Sector Command for the great initiative and appreciated the Women-In-Uniform for holding the home front together.

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