The Wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Zainab Nasir Idris, has promised to partner the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on key areas so as to create a better and healthier society for women and children in the state.

The Governor’s wife gave the assurance when the National President of NAWOJ, Comrade Ladi Bala, led a delegation on an advocacy visit to her office in Birnin Kebbi.

While identifying the key areas of collaboration such as the girl-child education and gender-based violence, Hajiya Idris noted that her office’s mandates and that of NAWOJ were similar.

She assured NAWOJ that under the present administration of her husband, Governor Nasiru Idris who happens to be a teacher, she would prioritize education, specifically focusing on empowering the girl-child.

The governor’s wife stressed the need for NAWOJ to continue to create more awareness on girl-child education and speak out against the rising cases of gender-based violence.

Earlier in a remark, the President of NAWOJ, Comrade Ladi Bala, called on the state Government to ensure effective representation of women in the cabinet, noting that without such representation, there would be no meaningful advancement for women.

Comrade Bala equally called on the state government to ensure that, school environments were safe for children  especially girls school in the face of the increasing rate of insecurity in the country.



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