MRS Onyinye Ugwu, the Deputy House Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly, has urged women to improve their capacities and be more active in politics as the 2023 general elections draw near.
Ugwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday.
”Women have inherent leadership skills that can provoke desirable change in the development of our immediate society and the nation at large.
”We need to improve our capacities in all spheres to enable us to contribute our quota to the development of Nigeria.
”Time has come for women to determine their destinies, including participating actively in politics and decision-making,” she said.
Ugwu, who is also the House Committee Chairman on Gender Affairs and Social Development, noted that women had faired well in the state under Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led administration.
”Women are holding very sensitive positions in the state, ranging from the Deputy Governor, Commissioners, as well as principal officers in the house of assembly,” she said.
The lawmaker also commended the wife of the governor, Monica Ugwuanyi, for rolling out empowerment programmes for women in the state. (NAN)