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NDIC chairman canvasses more management positions for women

Board Chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, has stressed the need for more women in leadership and management positions to engender development and sustainability.

Sokefun made the call in her keynote address during NDIC’s commemoration of the 2022 International Women’s Day celebration in Abuja with the theme: Changing Climate Equality Today For Sustainable Tomorrow.

She said, while more women were making impact in all spheres of society, it was critical to develop strategies to sustain and increase the rise of women to leadership positions. The Trumpet gathered.

She advocated more encouragement by those already in top positions as well as the need for capacity development and robust networking skills to strengthen their capacity to contribute their best based on merit and performance.

Sokefun lauded the current 33.9 per cent women population in the corporation’s manpower structure, stressing that the push was to achieve higher proportion in the nearest future.

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She told NDIC female employees that they would be pulled up when they demonstrate readiness for the next role and therefore, they needed to keep evolving.

In his goodwill message, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of NDIC, Bello Hassan, who was represented by the Executive Director, Corporate Services, Emily Osuji, described the corporation’s female employees as “great assets to the corporation” as they continue to show values, professionalism and passion towards achieving the corporation’s ideals.

He said the NDIC was extremely proud of its womenfolk who are well represented at all levels of the organisation.

In her lecture, Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mrs. Yemisi Edun, commended the corporation for attaining a significant female representation in its workforce.

She further enjoined women to build the confidence to speak up and take advantage of opportunities to make a better future for themselves and their families, stressing the need for women to stand up for their rights and help in breaking biases.

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