There is no way any country can develop without women – Dolapo Osinbajo
Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Nigeria’s second lady, has criticized the long-standing discrimination against women in Nigeria and outside borders.
According to Naija02, the Vice President’s wife, when speaking to her peers in Abuja yesterday, spoke against unjust treatment and low regard for women in all countries, including Nigeria.
Mrs. Osinbajo said that no nation can and will ever progress without appropriately empowering women.
She gave a lecture on Friday at the Focus Africa Leading Women Conference and Award, which was themed, “Women Leading and Emerging,”
When she hears inappropriate and harsh things shouted about her gender in society, the VP’s wife says she is perplexed.
Osinbajo believes that women should be treated equally and given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
“There is no way any country can develop without women. The country cannot develop without women. A family cannot succeed without the mother.
“I have heard a few careless comments saying ‘are we safe? Can a woman fly this plane? I’m ashamed to hear such insensitive and unfair words that these accomplished and brave women have to face in their workplaces. The medical bills for boys and girls have been the same. I have never heard of a school charging fewer fees for some girls than some boys, nor have I seen a bus or a taxi or an aeroplane charging a girl less.
“What is this culture than of esteeming the girls as less valuable and less capable than the boys.”
According to Osinbajo, women who labor in such areas with their heads held high are a source of pride and delight for their gender.
They inspire future generations of Nigerian women and should be commended, the Vice President’s wife said.
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