Ronald Kayanga, Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, says gender equality is a priority for the United Nation (UN) and the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.
He said Guterres has led well by ensuring gender parity at the senior management level.
Kayanga stated this on Saturday at International Women’s Day observance organised by UNIC in collaboration with Cameroonian Consulate General in Lagos state on Saturday.
The event witnessed the attendance of several people of different ventures.
While noting that the UN can’t have business as usual on gender equality, he said there is an urgent need to achieve Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) of the UN this decade.
Speaking at the event, Zonal Director, Technology Incubation Centre, Dr Julie Momah told the women who are into breadmaking business that they don’t need to own a bakery to run a bread business
She, therefore, urged the women to start their businesses small and grow big.
“If you want to do business, you must be ready and if you are ready you must be disciplined,” she said.
Speaking on plastic waste recycling, the Managing Director, Goodware Stitches Limited, a waste recycling outfit, Matilda Taiwo, said waste is not waste unless it is wasted.
“Stop exporting raw materials, process them into products, add value and export,” she told the women.
Lagos State Coordinator of Raw Materials Research & Development Council, Tokunbo Habeeb also urged them to be familiar with raw materials around them to grow their businesses.