Wife of Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, has canvassed more governance roles for women in Nigeria.
She spoke while delivering the opening address at a summit organized by the Office of the First Lady of Nigeria in collaboration with Women and National Development on the theme,”Emerging Trends in the Role of the First Lady in National Development”, which held at the State House Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Betsy Obaseki, who reviewed statistics that placed Nigeria at 5.9% in the participation of women in politics, in contrast to other African Countries such as Rwanda with 61%, Senegal and Namibia with over 41% , expressed shock and disappointment at Nigeria’s abysmally low performance among African countries in this regard.
She urged other governors’ wives across Nigeria to go beyond their traditional roles and take on the role of facilitators to support and encourage capable women in their various states to pursue carriers in politics and governance and also encourage their husbands to support these women for the advancement of their states and the nation at large.
The Edo State’ First Lady however commended the contributions and impact made by the First Lady of Nigeria, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari