The Standup for Women Society (SWS) has bestow the prestigious National Distinction Award on Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello CON.
The Award is in recognition of the Governor’s inclusion of women in governance beyond the Beijing 35% affirmative action and his tireless efforts in promoting women inclusivity in governance in the State.
The International President of SWS, Barr. Deborah Ijadele-Asetona, presented the distinguished SWS National Award to Governor Bello during the Award Night at the 2nd Annual International Conference held at the Top Rank Galaxy Hotel in Abuja.
Accepting the Award on behalf of Governor Bello, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Hon. Avoyi Nwogu, expresses the Governor‘s profound gratitude, saying that Governor Bello has been dedicated to providing opportunities for women in his administration.
“Governor Bello’s administration, since its inception, has consistently placed women in key roles. I can assure you that he will continue to create opportunities for women to participate in governance in the State even after his tenure as he has frequently expressed his deep-seated desire to see women progress
“He is a selfless Leader who considers the welfare of all, not only women. It is today on record that his Leadership has provided more opportunities for women than any other government in the history of Kogi State
“I can confidently say that if the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo is given the chance, he will work towards ensuring an increased women’s participation in politics because he has learnt well under Governor Bello”, she added.
Hon. Avoyi also urged the people of Kogi State to wholeheartedly support and vote for the continuity of the APC government in Office and its candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo, in the November 11th Governorship elections.