The Secretary to the Ekiti State Government (SSG) Dr.Habibat Adubiaro has joined thousands of women in the state to celebrate this year’s International women’s day.
The celebration with the theme” digitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality” had women from the Sixteen Local Governments and Local Council Development areas in attendance
At the gathering held in Ado Ekiti to commemorate the achievements and struggles of women around the world as well as to celebrate progress towards gender equality and to reaffirm their commitment to achieving a more just and equitable society
The secretary to the state Government while addressing the gathering acknowledged the efforts of the immediate past administration in the state for it’s strong commitment towards gender equality.
Dr. Adubiaro said that in attaining the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) of the United Nations, the immediate past First Lady of the state improved the living standards of women through the Pad Bank project, fighting against Female Genital Mutilation, and provision of legal framework to end Gender-based violence.
The Secretary to the state government also acknowledge and celebrated Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji and his wife Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji for sustaining the noble values of the past administration geared towards the development of women in the state.
Adubiaro stressed that this year’s theme for the celebration highlights the critical role of technology in the advancement of women’s rights and seeks to address these challenges.
“In today’s world, technology and digital innovation are rapidly changing the way we live, communicate, work, learn and even socialize, technology has revolutionized the Way we live and it has offered unprecedented opportunities for women to thrive”
“we must work together to bridge this divide and ensure that all women have access to the tools, resources and opportunities they need to succeed in a constantly evolving digital age ,”she said”
The SSG advised women to be committed to the advancement of Gender Equality and creating a world where women could fully participate and benefit from the opportunities that technology and innovation present.
Earlier the Deputy Governor Chief Mrs Monisade Afuye and the Wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Olayemi Abiodun-Oyebanji, have encouraged women to develop themselves the more on information technology for National Development.
The duo who congratulated women for witnessing another celebration, stressed the need for women “to strive and equip themselves to justify their fight for equity.”
They explained that the present administration was doing everything possible to ensure that women were not left behind in the scheme of things and urged them to be relentless.
The Special Adviser, to the Governor on Investment, Trade and Industry, Mrs Tayo Adeola, had earlier intimated the gathering the moves by the state government to open Digital portal for all produce, tagged “Ekiti to the world.”
She charged women to empower themselves technologically so that they could participate in the process of making the digital portal a reality.