By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The President of the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE), Barr. Vera Ndanusa, has appealed to the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to involve more women in his cabinet while making appointments in the new government.
Ndanusa said involvement of women in governance will boost Nigeria’s economic development in no small measure.
She made the call in a statement sent to our correspondent on Tuesday in Abuja.
She said the importance of women in a nation’s economy cannot be over emphasised.
According to her: “As you are all aware, women play vital roles in the development of the nation’s economy and the involvement of our women in the President’s elect cabinet should be holistic for its success,” she said.
Speaking further Ndanusa said gender equality is a right that must be fulfilled to mitigate number of challenges facing humanity most especially women.
She said these challenges range from economic crisis, healthcare issues, violence against women, climate change among others.
The NAWE boss said women are not only more affected by these problems, but also have ideas, will, and leadership capacity to solve them.
She lamented that gender discrimination is holding many women back, thereby decelerating global economic growth.
“Involvement of women is necessary for inclusive and equitable economic growth of any nation”, she said.
Ndanusa said it is important for the President-elect when assume office to invest in women’s economic projects.
She said investing in women can make a world of difference for not only women, but also for their families, communities, and the nation at large.
She empathised that investment in women will further ensure reduction in poverty across the country.
“To drive economic empowerment process, engender higher productivity and fast track economic growth, reduce poverty through the reduction of maternal and child mortality, women participation in economic ownership and control of productive assets is key,” she said.