Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has given assurance that the Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government will never take the important roles women are playing for granted.
Speaking today, December 8, when he received members of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) in audience, the Minister commended the Councl over its efforts at ensuring inclusivity of women in governance.
“I commend you for the promotion of inclusivity of women in the country, you have done tremendous work and have been very supportive of our activities, particularly during COVID-19.
“We know the role of women in Nigeria and we know the role of women in bringing about this particular government and we know the positive views of our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari in respect to gender issues.
“And in the FCT, we have always keyed into these views and ideals and that is why we have a specific Departments and Units dedicated to handling these issues.” The Minister added
Commenting on requests made by the NCWS President for more support to the Council, Malam Bello affirmed that it was incumbent on everybody to support the NCWS because of its complementary activities and programmes.
“Quite frankly, your requirements are things that everyone will want to support because it is our duty to support you because you are complementing what we are doing.”
The Minister asked the NCWS President to work closely with FCTA’s Social Development Secretariat in order to build an institutional relationship.
The NCWS national President, Dr. Shoda had requested the Minister to assist the group in its activities to help improve the livelihood of women across FCT.