Edo restates commitment to women, girl child

Edo restates commitment to
women, girl child

By Osei Peters

Edo State government has reiterated its commitment to continually
unveil proactive programmes that would
have positive impact on the women and girl
child in the state.

The Edo State Commissioner for Women Affairs/Social Development, Hon. (Mrs) Blessing Maigida stated this while declaring open this year’s international women’s day in Benin City.

The Commissioner pointed out that since
assumption of office the Comrade Governor
Adams Oshiomhole has been able to touch
the lives of the women in the state through
the repositioned Edo State Skill Acquisition
Centre, Evbomodu where graduates are
empowered to set up businesses and
become employers of labour.

The commissioner who was represented by
the Ministry’s Director of Women/Social
Development, Mr. J.O. Aiyevbakpen listed
other areas to include annual distribution
of empowerment materials to widows,
workshops on widows empowerment/
political participation, economic
empowerment of need/distressed women/
political appointments for women as well as
capacity building amongst others.

She however enjoined women to avail
themselves the opportunity and key into the
government programmes for women.

The President of the Forum of Nigerian
Women In Politics (FONWIP) Hon. Florence
Igbinigie said the international women’s day
was held annually to mark the
achievements of women, politically,
economically and socially.

She said Nigeria with over 140 million
population was being faced with gender gap
stressing that Nigeria women needed a
legislation that would help move the nation
forward

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