Kwara First Lady, Others Seek Women Empowerment for Sustainable Development

Kwara First Lady, Others Seek Women Empowerment for Sustainable Development

Olusegun Samuel in Yenagoa

First Lady of Kwara State, Prof. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Peter Odey, and other  developments experts have called for an increased empowerment for women to sustain the country’s development.

They made the call during the recent Global Sustainability Summit held on March 30, 2024 at the House Of Lords, London, United Kingdom, which was organised by the CleanCyclers to address pressing environmental challenges and promote sustainable solutions.

The Kwara first lady, who spoke during the summit, said that the event presented a unique opportunity to move from marginal changes to transformative redevelopment using the people, planet and profit framework.

She said that this would help make better decisions and build on opportunities to bring about sustainable development with a more equitable distribution of wealth by combining public sector with private sector expertise.

“We can empower women and drive solution towards achieving sustainable development. It is in line with this, however, that I want to once again commend the organisers of this event for taking and as well sustaining this dialogue with a view to promoting gender parity in the quest for socially and environmentally sustainable communities and societies,” she said.

In his address, the founder/ CEO of CleanCyclers, and convener of the Global Sustainability Summit, Otto Canon, expressed his concern regarding the unsustainable practices of corporations and governments around the world while calling for actions that inspire others to embrace sustainability as a way of life.

He said: “The summit served as a platform for dialogue, igniting a collective passion for sustainable action. Participants exchanged knowledge and experiences, addressing urgent climate action, renewable energy revolutions, and sustainable finance.

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