Sunday, 8 March 2020

Ayade's government is devoid of gender discrimination — SA

Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade,
governor of Cross River State 

International Story 

As the world over celebrates the specialty of the woman, with a strong advocacy message for equality, the Special Assistant on Gender and Development to governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state, Comrade Blessing Ekpo, has said that the governor runs an all-inclusive government devoid of gender discrimination. 

Miss Ekpo who made this known in a release via her office appreciated the governor and his adorable wife, Dr. Linda Ayade for standing up for the Girl-child and women in the State. Stating that the first lady's overwhelming support for her husband, the governor has placed the state ahead of other states with a clean record of gender sensitivity and equality. 

"As we join the rest of the world in celebrating this year's International Women's Day, let's be conscious of the fact that the Government of Cross River State under the able leadership of His Excellency Sir. Sen (Prof) Ben Ayade. The Executive Governor of Cross River State and his amiable wife, Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs) Linda Ayade is hereby committed to building a State devoid of gender discrimination and to guaranteeing equal access to quality education across the State."

Furthermore, the Special Adviser, used the occasion to celebrate women in the State and across the globe for their outstanding role towards gender equality, while she called on their male counterpart to continually play the supporting role of ensuring women are truly liberated from the relegated roles giving to them in the past. 

The Gender Advocacy aide emphasized that women are the real engine of any society while stressing on the need for the education of the girl child who will one day become a mother, noted in appreciation that the governor has in his magnanimous manner appointed women and giving them a sensitive position in his cabinet.

"Women are the real engineers of society. However, the growth of the nation depends upon the upbringing of children by their Mothers. If their mothers are educated, then the entire society will achieve its growth." She added.
Comr. Blessing Ekpo, SA Gender and Development
Government of Cross River State 

Miss Ekpo explained that This year's theme for International Women's Day "I AM GENERATION EQUALITY: Realizing women's Right". (Each for Equal) goes further to place a strong responsibility on women to deliberately and consciously support each other to place themselves in a position of equality. 

"According to UN women organization, " The generation equality campaign is bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion,n and country to drive actions that will create Gender-equal world we all deserve." She noted.