The Governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, on Saturday in Abuja said women deserve to be give recognition in various fields of endeavour.
Bello said this at the end of a novelty match at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium to mark the celebration of Women’s International Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the event to mark the Day was “I choose to challenge Gender Inequality in Football”
Bello said women were being confronted by all sorts of challenges in the world.
“Today, I saw our queens participating actively in the game of football to mark the day.
“We are not saying equality, but equity.
“The situation where our teams are winning medals and trophies and making us proud in Nigeria, in Africa and across the world and the commercial gains are not given to them is not acceptable.
“They (women) should not be neglected, and I strongly advocate for equity as far as their remuneration and welfare package are concerned.
“And this should not be only in football but in every sport across the country,” he said.
The governor said Kogi as a state has been giving women their rightful place. NAN