…As Minister of Women Affairs Visits Delta State.
THUR, AUGUST 3 2017-theG&BJournal-Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has advocated for the sensitization and empowerment of women for the development of our society.
The Governor who stated this Wednesday in Asaba when Senator Aisha Alhassan, Honorable Minister for Women Affairs paid him a courtesy visit said that when you empower a woman you empower the family.
” The sensitization programme of the Federal Government is highly welcomed, the more we engage our women the better for the nation, our people need a lot of hope and encouragement, it is heart warming that we have empowerment programmes for the women they are the pillars of the home and care more about the children, anything that will uplift them will bring peace to the home, Senator Okowa said, adding ” l believe women’s rights should be fought for, the more programmes we have for them as a nation the more stable our children will be. Nigeria needs a lot of the commitment of the mothers to ensure that the children are brought up in the right manner.”
The governor informed the Minister that the State Government has done a lot to domesticate the child right act in the state, saying ” we take the child right act very seriously in the state, a lot of work has been done in ensuring and advocating for the rights of the child in the family.”
While commending Senator Alhassan for her commitment to the advocacy and sensitization of women’s, Dr. Okowa urged parents to embrace child spacing and birth control so as to have children they can carter for within the limits of their resources stressing that as a nation we need to plan within the indices of our population growth.
Earlier, Senator Alhassan, said that she was in Delta State in continuation of her advocacy and enlightenment campaign on the empowerment of Nigerian women and the challenges they face stating that the Federal Government has a lot of programmes for women development.