BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed mothers for their immense sacrifice in ensuring a strong family unit and contributing to progress in workplaces in the quest towards nation-building.
The governor, who said this in commemoration of Mother’s Day, noted that mothers play a critical role in building societies and have played their part creditably in holding the fabric of society together.
According to him, “It is with great delight that I commemorate this year’s Mother’s Day. Mothers, the world over, make immense sacrifices and have continued to push the boundaries to make society better, raising great children and also taking up important roles in the workplace, including boardrooms and in politics, to define policies and contribute to societal development.”
Obaseki noted that reforms instituted in Edo State have created better work spaces for women in the state, adding that the state has prioritised the welfare of women, especially mothers, in its quest to ensuring an inclusive society.
He stated, “We have brought mothers to the decision table as we have a good number of women occupying top tier positions in government, which affords us the opportunity to tap from their innate potential to build a better and inclusive society.”
The governor noted that mothers constitute a large section of his support base, reassuring that he will continue to advance policies and programmes to give them opportunity to contribute to sustainable development.”