Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has said he will increase the number of women in his cabinet when the new administration is sworn-in.
He stated this when the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) paid him a visit in Osogbo.
He said women were the major voters during the August 9 election and helped in ensuring a violence free election, adding that while the state is doing its best to increase the number of women in appointive positions, women, themselves, should try to come out to contest for elective positions.
Earlier, UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Dr Grace Ongile, has said the organization under its project “Women’s Governance Accountability Platform” (WGAP) supported WARDC to pilot the programme in Osun state during its recent election.
Represented by the Officer in charge of the project, Desmond Osemhenjie, she said the project was designed to monitor, report and document gender based violence in Osun state.