Deputy President of the Senate , Ovie Omo – Agege has said that all women given leadership responsibilities by the All Progressive Congress administration are proving their worth.
He also expressed his appreciation to the APC Women from the South – South geopolitical zone who visited him at his residence in Abuja and emphasized his firm commitment towards enhancing the lot of Nigerian women .
He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s inclusive policy has prioritized women empowerment and given several women the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities in various positions .
The Deputy President of the Senate stated that no nation can do well without sensitivity to the inputs and capabilities of its women .
The Zonal Leader of APC Women in the South – South zone , Dr . Rachel Akpabio , who led other APC women leaders from all the South – South states , said Omo – Agege ’ s expected victory was a source of joy for women in her zone .
She said , “ It has been the desire of our great party to have our party faithful at the helm of affairs in the National Assembly, to make laws that will enhance the realization of party ’ s manifesto and by extension , national policies and programme .
“ That dream became a reality during the recent inauguration and election of the National Assembly’ s presiding officers as you were duly elected as Deputy President of the Senate with Senator Lawan as the President of the Senate .
“ As the leaders of the party in South – South zone with particular reference to women , we join other well – meaning Nigerians in congratulating you on your well – deserved victory , ” she stated .
Akpabio asked the National Assembly to pay attention to the provision of more employment for youth , appointment of more women into high positions , more human capital development programmes and enhanced capacity- building to enable more women from the South -South zone to successfully hold leadership positions .