Women will make up between 40 to 50% of my cabinet - Ogun governor

Women will make up between 40 to 50% of my cabinet - Ogun governor

- Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has given the assurance that between 40 and 50 percent of his cabinet appointments will be made up of women

- The governor further stated that his administration would ensure that good governance cuts across the nooks and crannies of the state

- Abiodun also promised that education for the Ogun West senatorial district will be prioritised in the 2020 budget

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has given the assurance that between 40 and 50 percent of his cabinet appointments will be made up of women.

The governor gave the assurance while speaking at a town hall meeting with Ogun West senatorial district stakeholders, in preparation of the 2020 budget, Guardian reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the governor further stated that his administration would ensure that good governance cuts across the nooks and crannies of the state.

He said: “I want to assure you that my cabinet will have if not 50 percent of women, at least 40 percent.

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“You voted for me to give you good governance and we will ensure that it cuts across the nooks and crannies of the state.

“We will ensure we give over 100,000 women loans without interest.”

Abiodun also promised that education for the Ogun West senatorial district will be prioritised in the 2020 budget, as well as road construction and rehabilitation.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that hundreds of women in Ogun state stormed Governor Dapo Abiodun’s office in Abeokuta to protest the alleged exclusion of women from his cabinet and to demand 50 percent of the commissioners’ slot.

The women numbering about 160 different groups, under the umbrella of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, warned the governor against excluding women from his cabinet.

The convener of the groups, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, warned that women would embark on a mass protest across the state if minimum of 35% of women were not represented in the commissioners’ list the governor planned to submit to the House of Assembly.

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