Women Af­fairs min­is­ter seeks more women in de­vel­op­ment

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Sorokwu, As­aba

The Min­is­ter of Women Af­fairs, Se­na­tor Aisha Al­has­san, has charged states and lo­cal gov­ern­ments to en­cour­age greater par­tic­i­pa­tion of women in gov­ern­ment poli­cies and pro­grammes.

The min­is­ter who was in Gov­ern­ment House in As­aba to see the state gov­er­nor Tues­day, said her visit to the state was a con­tin­u­a­tion of her ad­vo­cacy and en­light­en­ment cam­paign on the em­pow­er­ment of Nige­rian women.

She said her cam­paign was crit­i­cal to en­cour­age the wom­en­folk to take op­por­tu­nity of sev­eral on­go­ing Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment pro­grammes for women de­vel­op­ment.

Re­spond­ing Gov­er­nor Ifeanyi Okowa said, “The more we en­gage our women the bet­ter for the na­tion. They are the pil­lars of the home. Any­thing that will up­lift them will bring peace to the home.”

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