Organisations across sectors have been enjoined to formulate gender orientation objectives and systems for the subsequent mainstreaming in the human capital development, a university don, Prof. Ganiyat Adejoke Adesina-Uthman has said.
Adesina-Uthman, a professor of economics, said a recent study has indicated a male-centred framework with a significant gender difference in human capital development, which by inference are socially built on negative attitudes towards female professionals.
The expert stated this on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in Abuja, while presenting the university’s 19th Inaugural Lecture.
With the topic: “What Has Finance Got To Do With It,” the lecture kick-started with the NOUN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters’ commendation of the lecturer, and urging the large gathering to listen attentively as the topic indicated an interesting presentation ahead.
Soon after mounting the podium, the lecturer, who is the immediate-past Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of NOUN, began to dissect the topic and explained the series of critical sectors where finance is the lifeline.
Speaking further on the issue of gender parity,the don said such negative attitudes towards female professionals hinder their pedagogic endeavours and professional development.
On the impact of Covid-19 to the household financing, Adesina-Uthman said unbudgeted expenses of buying face masks, hand sanitisers, increased fuel pump price, poor electricity supply took toll on most people’s incomes.
“This is talk less of food prices skyrocketing and more consumption because we were all locked up during the lock down.
“We also observe that most households had no contingency savings to address such emergencies; therefore, the lock down put a lot of strain on the personal income and saving of households,” she said.
The lecturer disclosed in 2020 she examined the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigerian Stock Market, based on modern economy. “Remember, without making it efficient, the mobilisation of savings and investments of such savings on long term basis for infrastructural development of a nation may be hindered.”
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, SSA Media to the president, Femi Adeisna, NOUN Principal Officers and other senior officers were among the prominent personalities, including family and friends, students and course mates