Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has pledged commitment towards the protection of Women Rights against domestic violence as well as economic independence for women.
He made the commitment in advancing women’s access to education, health, right to be free from violence, economic independence and opportunity to participate in politics. This, he maintained, prompted the government to initiate the state Action Plan on Women, aimed at protecting them from exploitation, enhancing their economic strengths and ensuring inclusiveness in governance.
“Besides encouraging them to participate in politics and governance issues, the administration is investing in the development of skills, talents and entrepreneurship of women so as to address unemployment”, the Governor stated.
“Without the active participation of women and the incorporation of their perspective at all levels of decision making and economic affairs, the goals for fairness, progress, and peace cannot be achieved.”
Governor Ganduje made the assertion in an address during a function organized by women in the state to appreciate his administration for recognizing their worth in governance, held at Coronation Hall, Kano Government House.
“There is nothing wrong for a woman to be a plumber, electrician, an architect or a builder. So, we identified these gaps in terms of manpower development in the state and we said, let us put women to fill these and other manpower gaps. This is the most sustainable way of developing our women”, the Governor pointed out.