Gender Equity: Edo Governor to Employ Lady Mechanics For Government Vehicles
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has offered to employ women mechanics to maintain government vehicles.
The governor said as part of his administration’s strategic plans for competitive advantage, female drivers and mechanics would be encouraged to study at the Benin Technical College after retooling and rehabilitating the school.
Obaseki spoke yesterday in Benin, the state capital, during the graduation of 25 female mechanics.
He said: “I want to throw an offer to you today. In the Government House, we have a workshop. We would like you to come and take a look at it and see if you can take over the maintenance of the vehicles in the Government House.”
The governor said his administration would partner the Lady Mechanic Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to promote youth employment, in line with his electioneering campaign promises.
Hailing the initiative, Obaseki said: “It’s in line with my agenda for job creation and youth empowerment.”