A more effective and balanced female representation and participation in politics and government will have major impact on the country’s socio-economic future and overall national development, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo stated this yesterday as the special guest of honour at the 2022 Women Directors’ Conference.
Speaking in a pre-recorded message on the theme of the Conference: “Facing Forward – The Evolving Nature of Boards in a Rapidly Changing World,” the vice president advocated for more female representation in leadership positions in government and across different sectors as an economic imperative and not a moral duty of men or mere concession by men.
According to a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, the vice president said, “A country that keeps down half of its productive demography is bound to perform sub-optimally. But the issue is not just board representation, it is about representation in politics and government…