There should be financial inclusion of women in our society – Prof. Baale

Chief Executive of Business School Netherlands International, Nigeria Prof. Lere Baale, has urged stakeholders and government to ensure the financial inclusion of women in the Nigerian Society.

Baale while speaking at the Voice of Women conference today, said the empowerment of women is a critical global imperative to the development of the Nigerian society.

He said: “we need women in operational management, information management, human resource, marketing and business literacy strategy.

“If women can operate under these scope, we have succeeded in maximizing proper flow of responsibility in our society”

He also stressed the need for adequate education for woman and for the Nigerian society to kill any narrative of gender stereotype.

“The lower the level of education, the more the gender-violence, so we must move to support girl-child education”. He added.

Also speaking at the event today, is the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, who urged parents and guardians to teach boys on the need to respect girls.

“we must teach our boys to respect girls and also teach our girls to speak up.

“Which is why my tenure as the chairman of the northern governors’ forum has declared a state of emergency against gender-based violence, as proper punishment is in place to deal with the perpetrators.” he said.

He also said the domestication of the law against gender-based violence will soon be passed.

Alhaji Sani Umar Jabbi, the Sarkin Yaki Gagi of Sokoto also present at the forum said, education is a major tenet for women empowerment.

“We have to start engaging women in key decision making and also fight against gender stereotype.

“There should be enabling laws to punish offender of gender-based violence”. He said.

He also called on other states of the federation who are yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act to do so as it will be a major turning point in the fight against gender-based violence.

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