“It was a pleasure today to receive members of the Organised Labour Movement from across the federation at the Annual Seminar of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Women Commission (TUCWC) tagged ‘Lagos 2022’ with the theme: “Promoting Women’s Social, Political and Economic Rights: The Trade Union Approach.”
“By the very nature of trade unionism, it is a vehicle to galvanize workers and ensure that their rights are not compromised, while also leading the movement and conversation to put in place a better working atmosphere for the workforce.”
“In line with the theme, as women, our greatest asset is our voice and as the nation prepares for the general elections next year, we must use our voice constructively to engage the system and demand our rights.
“Thankfully, in Lagos State, we have a Governor who appreciates the need to create the space for women to shine and excel in their respective areas of endeavour. This is reflected in the number of women in the State Executive Council, in the Body of Permanent Secretaries, in critical positions in the Civil Service, in the Judiciary, in the Legislative House, and other areas.”
“We must sustain this conversation and build on it, going forward.”