Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has approved the creation of Women Affairs Department in all the 14 local government councils of the state.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau by the Information Officer of the Ministry, Suleiman Isah Gusau.
According to the statement, the creation of Women Affairs Departments will help in bringing women closer to the government.
It noted that, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, Hajia Barira Ibrahim Bagobiri said, the proposed Women Departments will be headed by indigenous women after their creation.
According to her, the creation of Womens’ Department in Local Government areas shows Governor Matawalle’s concern for women development in the state.
The statement also advised all the women in state to thank God for the gesture and support Governor Matawalle in his efforts to be reelected for second term in office in 2023 general elections.