The Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Dr Habibat Adubiaro has said that the state remains the only state in Nigeria that assigns more roles to women.
Dr Adubiaro disclosed this after meeting with all the elected female councillors on Tuesday.
Receiving the elected councillors were on a courtesy visit Mrs Adubiaro expressed her delight,stressing that she enjoys seeing women engaged in active politics because it shows that brighter future awaits women in the state.
She also heaped praises on the present First lady of the state, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji for following the good step of her predecessor, Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Fayemi in championing the good cause of women in Ekiti state.
The SSG added that, Ekiti remains the only state in Nigeria that assigns more roles to women. She commended the state Governor for entrusting women with sensitive positions in the state.
She said, “I am very happy to meet you. I feel happy and impressed anytime I see women holding political positions whether elected or appointed. It makes me to know that we women have a brighter future.
“In the past, women were not assigned with any tangible role to play. We were used as means of mobilization and entertainment but thanks to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, His Excellency, Dr John Kayode Fayemi and the present Governor, His Excellency, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji for according women recognition and assigning them with tangible role play in the state. Kudos should also be given to the wife of the state governor, Her Excellency, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji for following the good footstep of our mother general, the immediate past first lady of Ekiti state, Her Excellency Erelu Bisi Fayemi in championing the good course of women”
The University Don used the opportunity provided by the meeting to counsel female political appointees to good moral attitude in any position they find themselves.
“I want to plead to all women that wherever we are, let’s help one another. Let’s be humble and submissive to our husband”
She gave kudos to the immediate past administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi and the present administration of Biodun Oyebanji for developing women and giving them the opportunity to serve the state.
Earlier the coordinator for forum of Ekiti State female councillors, Hon. Ayorinde Sabtiyu congratulated the SSG on her appointment and expressed their satisfaction over her performance in office. The forum called for more opportunities for women and wished the SSG success in office.