Nigerian Government prioritises Women empowerment

Nigerian Government prioritises Women empowerment

The Nigerian Government is committed to investing in Women empowerment through capacity building, innovations and access.

The Director-General, Michael Imoudu Institute for Labour Studies, (MINILS) Comrade Issa Aremu stated this at the opening ceremony of a two-day training programme on Advocacy and Communications For Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.

The event was organised by the institute in collaboration with the Partnership for Advancing Women in Economic Development
Thirty- five Women participated in the training programme anchored by the Development Research and Projects Centre (DRPC).

The Director-General urged Nigerian women to work for and deepen the nation’s democracy.

Aremu noted that President Buhari has shown his concern about women through the appointment of women into key political offices.

He said; “President Buhari has appointed over 50 women into key positions.

He made a woman the Finance Minister and many more.

Aremu therefore urged Nigerian women to pray and work for a peaceful nation and work for democracy stressing that ”they must deepen democracy as it helps to ensure that they are economically viable.

Speaking on behalf of the DRPC, Malam Umar Kawu said the training was organised to prepare the Women to take the lead and be part of strategic decision-making in economy, politics and national security.

Mercy Chukwudiebere
Nigerian Government prioritises Women empowerment

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