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Adamawa women affairs Min Holds Walk Rally to Support GEOB

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

/ by Adamawa Celebrities
Hon. Aliyu Tola

By Aisha Sa'ad 

As part of the sixteen days activism advocacy and sensitization campaign of “End Violence against Women, Girls and Physically Challenged” to mark the International Day for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and vulnerable, the ministry for Women Affairs and Child Development, in collaboration with development partners, media network, women groups and other stakeholders have embarked on a walk rally to Government House to seek support for the passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill, 2017, in the State.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Women Affairs and Child Development Hajiya Maisaratu Bello, who represented the Commissioner of the ministry in her speech, stated that, “The ministry in collaboration with the stakeholders solicited for fatherly support for the intensification of policies to prevent cultural and traditional harmful practices on women and girls in the society.

She maintained that, the ministry in its responsibilities to support the change agenda, deems it fit to pay this visit to present to the governor a copy of the draft Bill that will inspire change among women and sustain all programmes and projects that are constituted for the empowerment of women in the state.

She called on the government to support the domestication of legislation in favor of women, girls and the physically challenged. Believing that if given the desired attention will consolidate and empower social justice.

In his remarks, the deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Engr. Martins Babale, who represented the Governor, assured the team that government will ensure passage of the bill in the State. Adding that, it is government responsibility to protect and promote the rights of women in the society. Adding that, government is aware that women are more vulnerable in the society, most especially during conflicts. Because it was reported that more than eight hundred (800) IDPs that will soon be repatriated from Cameroon are women.

He further promised to actualize women dreams soon in the State and called on peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the state.

Meanwhile the Permanent Secretary also paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of Gotel Communications, Yola Alh. El-Yakub Muhammad, to sensitize him on the ongoing sixteen days of activism in the State and seek for the management's support to promote the status of womanhood and children and to give audience on the line p of activities of the (16) days of activism, events and rallies to galvanize support on the plight of women and marginalized in the society.

The management of Gotel Communications assured the Permanent Secretary of its support whenever the need arises.

Source: The Scope News Online

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