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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Lagos State Government Employs 70 Women As Truck-Drivers

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it had just employed 70
women as truck drivers, as part of efforts to empower women in the
state.
The Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, announced this ata
news conference in Ikeja today organised to mark Governor Babatunde
Fashola`s sixth year in office.
She said that the women had been trained on driving large vehicles
before they were deployed to the Lagos State Waste Management
Authority (LAWMA) as waste truck drivers.
"We are also considering training and empowering women as Taxi
drivers. We are currently examining some security risks that these
women might face driving taxis.
"But we hope to partner with some hotels in the state on how we can
attach some of these female taxi drivers to them, so that we can track
who they are dropping off, in case there is a problem," she said.