A Civil Society Organisation, Accountability Lab Nigeria has charged the newly-appointed Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Lanre Issa-Onilu, on gender equality in workspace and every other human endeavour.
The organisation, dedicated to promoting gender equality and women empowerment, noted that this would afford women a leveled playing field.
The organisation said this in a statement after the Programs and Learning Manager, Ehi Idakwo led a delegation to a meeting with the NOA director-general.
During the meeting, Accountability Lab Nigeria stressed the critical importance of NOA’s commitment to implementing the National Gender Policy in Nigeria.
It further listed key areas such as gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive budgeting, and affirmative action for women for the new DG to focus on.
The organisation outlined innovative strategies to dismantle the barriers that have hindered women from realising their full potential.
Issa-Onilu explained the agency’s priority areas and expressed a strong willingness to collaborate closely with Accountability Lab Nigeria.
He announced the commitment of NOA to work hand in hand to drive the necessary changes required to break down the obstacles that have impeded women’s progress in the country.
Accountability Lab said the meeting marks the first step in a series of engagements with various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) aimed at implementing the National Gender Policy comprehensively.
Furthermore, the CSO expressed steadfastness and dedication to fostering gender equality, encouraging affirmative actions, and creating an environment where every woman can thrive and contribute meaningfully to society.
“This initiative is supported by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, underlining the international commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women globally.
“Accountability Lab Nigeria continues to pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future, where every individual, regardless of gender, has the opportunity to thrive and make meaningful contributions to society,” the statement added.