A group, Junior Chambers International, JCIN, Rockcity, Abeokuta, Ogun state chapter has called on the Federal Government to increase inclusion of more women in public office.
The gender advocacy group submitted that the gender is not equal and balanced in the country, advising the government to do the needful.
The President of the group, JCIN Ambassador Ayodeji Oliver Ajayi who disclosed this during a ”Gender Equality Walk and Sensitization” on Wednesday held in Abeokuta maintained that the sensitisation is to let the government know the importance of gender equality.
He said, ”We are here to sensitize our communities about gender equality and when we are talking gender equality, we as an organisation are not talking about the girl child or boy child, what we are talking about is everybody encompassing. We want to call on the government to try as much as possible to increase inclusion of women in whatever they do. They should try as much as to balance the gender both male and female.
”When government are formulating policies and when they are making economic decisions they should ensure the female’s voice is heard”
”We are also preaching competence for government in everything they do. When it comes to education and leadership they should pick the competent people, either female or male the competent people should be picked”
”While we are training our girl child to be responsible, we also need to remind our boy child to learn to respect other gender and to be good citizen”. He concluded
Meanwhile, the national president of JCIN, who was represented by the Vice president, South West, JCIN Ambassador Adekunle Babatunde Samson added that government should ensure gender equality in public office.
He also said that they have come together today to let the public know that competence is very important when talking about gender.
”We are doing this because we believed that there is the need for public to be aware that we need to think of competence when we are talking of gender equality.
”These times , a lot of people believe that things need to be done in favour if male child over female and this year we are totally against this and we said said whatever we are doing competence need to be taken into consideration. Like an employer that want to employ an employee, there is need for them to consider how competent the people they want to employ not about weather the person is a female or male”