WOMEN IN POLITICS: MOJISOLA KOLADE A WOMAN WORKING THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Mojisola Kolade a well-trained nurse, pharmacist and medical doctor recently declared her intention to run for the governorship post in Ekiti State. Focusing on rape and child labour, she promised to tackle and bring to law people subjecting minors to all forms of manual labour as a way of sanitising the state.
According to Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), it was reported that 30 percent of Nigerian Women experienced one form of domestic violence between 2012 and 2013. Another finding from the National Survey in 2014 confirmed that one in four females experienced sexual violence in childhood which translates to 70 percent women reporting more than one incident. It has also been proven from research, that girls between the ages of 18 to 24 have recorded the highest cases in rape and 60 percent of children involved in child trafficking from Africa to Europe were from Nigeria.
Aside from concentrating on rape and child labour, Mojisola is also passionate about maternal mortality a health case that has resulted to the deaths of pregnant women while pregnant, during childbirth and after 42 days of pregnancy termination or birth. According to statistics by the CIA World Factbook, in 2015 Nigeria recorded 814 cases of maternal mortality as against every 100,000 live births. With a promise to revamp the situation in Ekiti State as her own way of curbing this challenge in the country, Mojisola in her own words said:
We shall put the right health interventions in place to tackle infant and maternal mortality and fight incommunicable and communicable diseases.
It is interesting to see that more women are going into politics and trying to make the country a better place in their own little way. Kudos to women flourishing in their respective areas of life.