Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to ensure full empowerment and integration of women in the decision making positions of the state, if voted into power.
Mr Sanwo-Olu made the pledge on Thursday in Lagos at an interactive session organised by the Office of the APC Women Leader in the state.
NAN reports that the interactive session, which attracted women professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and opinion leaders across the state, had the theme ‘Enabling, Empowering and Promoting Women: Our Pact’.
”If we are voted into power, we will make sure that key ministries such as finance, economic and budget planning, even the Secretary to the state government are supervised by women.
”Women will also take up prominent positions in our cabinet to support and prompt us to deliver efficiently.
”I believe that women are trustworthy, capable and competent, and they can make positive impact for the benefit of all,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He also promised to procure two Linear Accelerator machines to reduce the burden of cancer among women.
He said that his government would promote entertainment and tourism by establishing a Film Village in the state.
Also speaking, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, urged women to work together to ensure victory for the party in the 2019 elections.
Mrs Adebule said that the party would continue to give women all the necessary support to promote their cause.
Earlier in her address, APC Women Leader, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, said that the session would give the participants the opportunity to assess Sanwo-Olu and scrutinise his programmes and policies.