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My Administration Is Committed To Nigerian Women Devt-Tinubu



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President Bola Tinubu, had assured Nigerian of his administration’s commitment to empower women, promote national development and redefine the future of the country.

Tinubu, represented by George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, reiterated his commitment towards addressing challenges affecting women and vulnerable groups in the country at the official unveiling of the Nigeria For Women Programme in Abuja.

“My administration is committed to Nigerian women and this is reflective in my policies. It gladdens my heart to stand before you and tell you the future of women in Nigeria looks very promising. Ministry of Women Affairs is working day and night, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all your needs are met and exceeded, the Ministry has embarked on several notable projects.

“As a government it is our duty to prioritize interest around the most vulnerable citizens which are women and children, so that we’ll put this behind us”

The programmes include: P-BAT Cares for Women E-market portal, National Women Helpline, Naija save Nigeria Integrity/Transparency Brigade and Nigeria Be Informed National Broadcast Channel.

He assured that the government would ensure that all programs designed for Nigerian women were impactful and accessible to the intended beneficiaries.

“We are not just committed to women in Abuja and other urban centers. The government is committed to all the women in this country, particularly the most vulnerable who live in the rural areas.

“The government needs to continually seek or implement policies that improve the lives of our citizens and need to be deliberate about reducing the struggles of Nigerian women and increasing the economic prosperity of our women,” he said.

While calling for increased collaboration with international partners, religious and traditional leaders, he stressed the need to support reforms and policies that ensures national prosperity.

The Minister of Women Affairs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye noted the economic challenges and gender based violence women and children face in the country.

Kennedy-Ohanenye, said the programmes launched would address these challenges and ensure women participate in all areas, particularly economically and politically.

She said rice milling machine, cassava processing machine, garri frying machine, and other machines have been procured and distributed to some states as part of the programmes.

She said: “It is time to empower those that we have trained to reduce poverty.

” We are taking so many machines because we are interested in economic sustainability to reduce the suffering women go through.”

She, expressed appreciation to the development partners, religious and traditional leaders, as well as other stakeholders for their supports towards addressing the challenges.

Beatrice Nyong, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, stressed the need to invest in women to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).

She said:” We are dedicated to promoting innovative solutions to address the economic challenges confronting women and girls in Nigeria.”

Also, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, stressed the need to improve access to girl-child education and recognize the role women play in economic and national development.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi called for more realistic programmes for women, as well as ensure a strong follow-up and monitoring mechanism to ensure its success towards empowering women.