The Founder of TFP, Ezinne Ibe, made this assertion on Tuesday in Ibadan while speaking against the backdrop of the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021.
“Women have a critical role to play in creating a prosperous country.
“If a country is neglecting that huge contribution a female can bring on board, then we are not optimising our human resources.
“By limiting women’s economic participation, there is a lot we are leaving behind.
‘’It is like we are looking ahead as a nation by not being fully armed with what it takes to deliver a prosperous country,” she said.
According to Ibe, improving women’s economic participation in the labor market should be a priority for every country that wants to develop.
“What happens when a woman is empowered with knowledge and skills, it can turn around the fortunes of a country,” she said.
This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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