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Introduce policies that will take Nigerians out of poverty- Women in Surveying appeals to Tinubu

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Women in Surveying, the female wing of Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has advised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediate introduce policies that will take majority of Nigerians out of poverty.

National Coordinator of WIS, Surveyor Elizabeth Oluwadara Olayiwola made this appeal while speaking at the opening of the 19th National Conference of the association.

The event was held at Federal School of Surveying, Oyo in Oyo state on Tuesday.

Our correspondent reports that the four-day event which is being attended by over five hundred female surveyors across the country has “Proffering solutions for survival in a distressed economy” as its theme.

Some of the dignitaries at the opening included the Bashorun of Oyo, High Chief Akinade Ayoola Olayinka, National President of NIS, Surveyor Matthew Olomolatan Ibitoye and Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion in the state, Hon. Toyin Balogun.

The event featured award presentations, career talk, cultural troop display and unveiling of WIS foundation.

Olayiwola while addressing the gathering, enjoined the government to implement policies that will lift Nigerians out of poverty.

She added that there is also a need for the government to support small scale business owners.

“Women in Surveying established in the year 2003 has been at the forefront amongst other other sub-groups in the advocacy of the surveying and Geo informatics profession targeting the girl child.

“The theme of this conference “Proffering solutions for survival in a distressed economy” is the focal and primary aim of the society in harnessing opportunities in the present economic realities. In a country of above two hundred (200) million people, it is important for every man to obtain his/her daily bread. Grappling with the current realities does not take knowledge alone but wisdom in order to apply knowledge gained.

“So, there should be policies that are implemented that will help the people understand the interest of government in lifting them out of poverty by supporting their small scale businesses”.

The Dean of Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Lead City University, Professor Grace Oloukoi who gave a keynote speech, noted that women are mostly affected by the current economic challenges.

“When we have economic stress, women are mostly affected. So, whenever there is a distress, they know it better. That is why in a sociological survey, men are likey to respond to stress positively.

“Build your social network. Flow with your extended family. We may diversify our economy in a legal way”.

ENDS

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