UN Women Award For Ekiti Government

The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has received the “Gender Mainstreaming Award” presented to the state government by the UN Women.

The award is in recognition of the achievements of Ekiti State Sustainable Development Goals Office in the area of gender mainstreaming.

Presenting the award, the State SDGs Secretary and Focal Person, Mr Olukayode Adunmo, explained that one of the 17 sustainable goals, precisely, goal 5 is to “Achieve gender equality and empower all Women and Girls,”. He added that Ekiti State SDGs office has always been fully involved in making this goal a reality through the various policies and programmes introduced and executed by the administration.

UNWomen in partnership with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs) invited the SDGs office in the 36 States of the federation to submit the summary of their works on gender mainstreaming.

Out of the 36 States, Ekiti State and three other States were recognised for their outstanding performance and were presented with the plaque of Excellence.

Mr Adunmo acknowledged the work done by Erelu Fayemi during the first tenure (2010-2014) as what made it possible to achieve the award.

He said: “Your contribution can be attested to your endless fight towards the enactment of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Bill in November 2011. Ekiti State was the first State to enact this bill through your contribution and this is a lofty development.” We thank you ma for all your effort.

Erelu Fayemi thanked the State SDGs team and stated that her office will continue to work with the MDAs that works on SDGs related issues, in the overall interest of the state.