He observed that nothing meaningful in society can be achieved without the presence and input of women in human and developmental pursuits and advocated that women be empowered to contribute their ideas, service and resources to any cause.
He noted that women go about any assignment with zest, utter commitment and ingenuity to ensure that only the best outcome is experienced.
Ogah, who was the immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, on Tuesday, also maintained that it has become imperative for the electorates in the country to install leaders who believe completely in working with women and not relegating them to the background.
”It is equally important that we project our women to the limelight because their successes and achievements definitely affect our society in a far enriching manner.
“It was Brigham Young who said when you educate a woman, you train a nation. To all intents and purposes, we can observe that all his statement was factual and remains so to this day, “he added.
To entrench the place of our women, especially in Abia State, the frontline Abia APC governorship candidate said deliberate policies will be formulated and brought into effect to ensure girl children are educated and rural women offered adult education.
“This is the first step in empowering our women,” Ogah said.
The ex-minister also assured that the Beijing Declaration of 35 percent Affirmative Action on Women’s inclusion in politicking, elective and appointive positions in which Nigeria was a signatory will be domesticated in Abia State.
“It will be increased to 45 percent to signpost the mainstreaming of women into high-level positions of authority, “Ogah assured.
The APC chieftain said, “as a firm believer in the sublime abilities of our women, I’m making it abundantly evident to all and sundry that the women of Abia State are in for a historic stint by the time we are in government to deliver excellence to all Abians which will be predicated on the relentless and ever committed qualities and resources of Abia women”.