Ahead of the March 28 Presidential election, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has assured that his party will initiate policies and programmes that will impact positively on the lives of women and youths in Nigeria as their agenda tops the party’s manifesto.
Osinbajo gave this insight yesterday in Abuja at a town hall interactive session organized by the Abuja Leadership Consortium.
Osinbajo explained that APC is firmly committed and recognize women and youths as the backbone of the Nigerian society, especially in the rural communities; saying issues that matter to the average Nigerian woman and youths cut across the spectrum of policy areas, such as agriculture to health and education.
He said, “APC’s position for woman takes into cognisance the fact that in spite of several rights outlined in the 1999 Constitution, many women do not enjoy the same freedom as men, particularly in the fields of education, economic empowerment and political participation. Our government will seek to end all forms of gender discrimination in both public and private sectors”.
The Vice presidential candidate reiterate APC’s commitment in improving and strengthening support for women and youths’ participation in all sectors of the economy through training and skill acquisition; develop innovative ways of encouraging women and youths participation.
On youths development and empowerment, Osinbajo assured that APC will focus on critical areas of investment and human capital development agenda of the youth population.
“APC will Provide the opportunities such as setting up functional recreational facilities, Library with e-services, Community Centers, in collaboration with States, Local Government Authorities, Local Development Areas, etc for youth to realize, harness, and develop their potentials to the fullest, in order to facilitate the emergence of the new generation of citizens, who will be committed to the sustenance of good governance and service to the people and the country”.