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Hasten Passage Of Gender Equality Bill, Gombe Women Appeal To Assembly



Women in Gombe state have ‎appealed to the state executive council and members of the Gombe State House of Assembly to hasten the passage of the Gender and Equal opportunity for all persons Bill. The Bill proposes a space for women to have equal opportunities and chances with their male counterpart in terms of access to services, opportunities and societal resources for sustainable development.

The women made the appeal on Thursday in Gombe through the state commissioner of women affairs and social welfare, Mrs. Rabi Daniel during a press conference to kickoff activities in celebration of the 2018 international women’s day.

The commissioner speech which was read by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Ishaku Mohammed stated that “Gombe state gender and equal opportunities for persons bill which has made reasonable progress in the right direction is now with all members of the executive council to make their rightful inputs for onward forwarding to the state house of assembly.”

According to her the state government in collaboration with UN Women held series of sensitizations and engagements with various stakeholders at different levels, to ensure the outcome of the bill.

She said this is the right time for the state to fully utilised the Women so that collectively we can drive Gombe state to the next level of political and socio-economic development.

The commissioner who also called on the state government to establish an agency for peace and dialogue, commended governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for his contributions and efforts in encouraging and advancing the cause of women empowerment in the state.

Speaking on the theme of this year celebration, “Time is now, Rural and Urban activists transforming women’s lives.” Rabi said the day is to solicit for women empowerment in both rural and urban settings and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potentials.

She then called on the media to continue to work with both government and the private sector in the state to increase awareness, the diversity and number of people working on gender equality, by encouraging individuals, groups and faith based organizations to support and shape the agenda on issues that will enhance women development.


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