From Hussaini Ibrahim, Gusau
Zamfara State,Governor Bello Matawalle plans to assist workers in fighting poverty, the First Lady Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle urges Zamfara women-workers to be committed to fighting gender-base violence against women in the civil service.
The First Lady who was commenting on this year’s May Day, said gender base violence is a very serious societal problem that requires the attention of women elites,particularly in the civil service to liberate their fellow women folks from the discrimination they suffer from their male counterparts.
This is contained statement by the Press Secretary Office of the first lady, Zainabu Shuaib Abudullahi .
Hajiya Aisha who is a role model in the fight against gender-base violence in northern Nigeria, said “women in the civil service have grater role to play in the fight against the discrimination the female folks faced in the hands of men within the civil service.
The Zamfara First Lady said until when women in the civil service unite together to fight a common front in the discrimination against women, Nigerian women particularly in northern Nigeria will face difficulty in occupaying high positions within the civil service.
She urged Governor Bello Matawalle to intensify the ongoing efforts of his administration to include more women in state responsibilities.
The First Lady commended the effort of her husband in admitting more women into his cabinet as well as appointing other women to various positions in the state civil service.
She urged husbands to allow their educated wives to take appointments in the civil service, so as to contribute their quarter in the development of Zamfara state.
The First Lady also urged traditional rulers and Islamic scholars to help in the mobilization and enlightenment of women and their husbands to always partake in the activities and events that are geared towards improving the welfare and well-being of women in the state.