Women have been urged to participate actively in politics to enable them contribute immensely to the growth of the society.
One of the speakers at the 2015 Town Hall Meeting organised by Women in Management Business and Public Service (WimBiz) in Lagos, Dr. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu stressed the need for gender balancing, saying that women should come out of the closet and participate actively in politics.
According to her, the women folk should avoid unhealthy rivalry among themselves and strive to be relevant to their communities and the society at large. She gave instances of women participation in politics in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, saying the three East African countries have, to a large extent, encouraged women empowerment.
Panellists at the event include: Mrs Kemi Nelson, Women Zonal Leader, South West Ward, All Progressives Congress (APC); Mr. Ade Adefeko, Head, Corporate and Government Relations, Olam Nigeria Ltd; and Dr. Abiola Akiyode, Women Advocates’ Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC).
By Michael Otogo