Isoko women demand 40 per cent of Okowa’s appointments

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THE women wing of the Isoko Development Union (IDU) has demanded 40 per cent appointments from Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Speaking to reporters after the national convention of the IDU, Women Wing at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area, the President, Mrs. Caroline Usikpedo-Omoniyi lamented the sidelining of Isoko women in the appointments made so far.

Stressing the need for the government to focus on women into the political positions, Usikpedo-Omoniyi thanked God, saying there is going to be new development goals that are replacing the millennium Development Goals which will be pronounced in this September and have decided that women into decision making should be a top priority.

“We are saying that henceforth, the women wing of IDU most be given its rightful place in anything that is being done in isoko nation without begging. We are talking of infrastructure, affordable healthcare for women and children; we are talking of economic empowerment.

“It is not enough to train people and dump them. You must ensure that they are able to stand on their own to reduce their vulnerability and poverty. We want to discuss our matters. Let no one discuss our matters on our behalf.”

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