By Mike Adeyemi
International Women Communication Centre (IWCC), a non-governmental organization has tasked the Kwara State Government on accountability.
The Executive Director of IWCC, Dr. Limota Goroso during a one- day advocacy programme held in Ilorin on Wednesday, stressed the need for elimination of corruption from governance in Nigeria.
According to her, ‘the advocacy forum is meant to bring together key stakeholders that can help discuss issues of Gender and Accountability in Kwara State.’
“This meeting is an advocacy programme that is conducted to find out what are the limitations that are hindering low performance of your duty as duty bearers in promoting issues of Gender and Accountability.
“It is a high level meeting for state actors to tell us what we need to do and for each speaker to tell us what is Gender and Accountability and what is your role to help eradicate corruption in governance, ” she said.
She added, “the discussion centered on issues of lack of service delivery and other related issues for women on Gender based violence and corruption.
“There are (200) issues that are related to Gender based violence in any society. These are rape, assault, victimization, lack of education, no support, lack access to quality and decent paid jobs.
Goroso, however, lauded the inclusion of nine female commissioners by the Kwara State Governor in his cabinet.
Speaking on Gender, Budget and Accountability to the Citizens at the event, the State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Olusegun Adeyemi said discussions and actions about good governance are not pursued to a logical end in Nigeria.
He lauded International Women Communication Centre for putting in place such an advocacy programme at this time.
By Mike Adeyemi