The National Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore has commended the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), supporting women, pupils for a better society.
Omisore made the commendation in a remark when the body visited the National Secretariat of the party on a courtesy visit, saying that it is a beautiful thing as an Engineer to also see women who are Engineers and are driven by passion to use it to empower women most especially women in the rural areas through acquisition of vocational skills.
According to Omisore, the APC is meant for both men and women stressing that it will ensure the success of the APWEN conference that is coming up in September, 2023.
He maintains that he will keep supporting Female empowerment because only through it can the society be free of unnecessary danger.
He said: ” The party is for men and women and for Nigerians. As an Engineer, I believe that it is not out of place to encourage female engineers as much as possible particularly your conference that is coming up.
” You have lofty programs as enumerated in your captions. On behalf of myself and my colleagues in the party Secretariat, we will not mind to work with you.
” Without sounding immodest, we welcome all of you to our party. I understand that your society is non partisan. It is an NGO. They will have Labour Party, APGA. We can only show example by showing you what we are doing.
” And we will encourage you to work with us. We will do everything to encourage what you are doing. On your conference in September, 2023, I will work on the theme as a keynote speaker”, he said.
Earlier, the President of APWEN, Engr. Dr. Elizabeth Jumoke Eterigho who led the group on the visit congratulated the party for its victory in the recent presidential election which saw the President elect, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged as the winner.
She stated that the body has presence in 42 cities in Nigerai with different proposals and programs for women and pupils explaining that the six geopolitical zones is also beneficial of their skill acquisition and vocational programs for women.
She said: ” We have programs for the six geopolitical zones. There are some that are all at the states levels. There are some of the programs involving scholarships for pupils from primary four to university level. There are some that ard just primary to secondary levels.You will discover that they are not in the same category. On this programs, we have projects and proposals for each of them.
” We have just come to make a level ground where we can be heard then we can now come in with different proposals with the supports that we need. It is not only finance that we need. We want to be heard as in being listen to.
” We need support. When we call like having the National Secretary as our keynote speaker. We have gone to different states. We are available in 42 cities in the country. Some states have two branches”, she said.