WOMEN aspirants at the coming general elections have commended Dana Air for its commitment to affirmative action.
The women, during a summit organised by Women Radio FM 91.7, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, NWTF, and Women in Politics Forum, WPF, in Abuja, commended the airline for not only contributing to the success of the summit, but for showing massive commitment to the aspirations of women in the coming general elections in 2019.
The summit with the theme: “Working Together for 2019,” assembled women politicians who have expressed interest to contest various elective offices in next year’s general elections, and aimed at enabling women to work together and strategise to win more elective positions in 2019.
Speaking at the summit, the CEO of Women Radio FM, Mrs Toun Okewale-Sonaiya said: “One critical point on the agenda was to bring women together with diverse experiences to further advance their participation in political processes and governance.
“This is the first of its kind, where we are having female aspirants from all six geo political zones of Nigeria gather under one roof to focus on several paramount issues and we appreciate Dana Air for their support and commitment to this project.”
Also speaking on the partnership, the Accountable Manager/ Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo said: “Women have certain skills, capabilities and talents which we need to explore in governance and at Dana Air ,we are committed to the Beijing Declaration of 1995, which advocates for more women in politics and decision-making.’”