By Omojevwe Jabuoma
ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has assured Deltans that he would continue to equip women, youths and all Deltans with relevant skills to develop and improve their standard of living until he leaves office on May 29, 2023.
Governor Okowa gave the assurance when a group of women led by the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development paid a solidarity visit to mark this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration.
The governor, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Rt. Hon. Festus Ovie Agas also expressed gratitude to the women for the show of solidarity, saying that he was humbled by the visit and that it would spur him to do more for women, youths and all Deltans.
He noted that the government under his watch in Delta State has since broken the bias and run an all inclusive government.
In addition, he noted that women were well represented in the Delta State Executive Council (EXCO) and in all tiers of government.
He further noted that over the years in all wealth and empowerment programmes a certain percentage was allocated to women.
Earlier the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Flora Alatan said that the women were in Government House to thank the Governor for being tne most gender friendly governor in Nigeria and also for changing the narratives of women in Delta State.
She also said that women had not had it so good as they do right now in Delta State as there are currently 17 women as Vice Chairmen out of the 25 local governments in the State.