In an effort to improve the well-being of Sokoto women and children by ensuring access to education and health opportunities, the wife of the Sokoto Governor, Hajiya Maria Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, thursday visited the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.
The meeting was designed to help the state become the champions of change on issues like women’s health, girl-child education, improving child mortality, and boosting women’s economic empowerment.
In her remarks, Mrs. Tambuwal said the state government was mapping out modalities to increase the number of women entrepreneurs so they can build themselves and help their families and communities at large.
This, according to her, becomes imperative because it will reduce poverty rate across the state.
She said women in Sokoto are receptive to new ideas, and had in the past shown the need to work with the authorities and development agencies to improve their lots and seek a better future for their children.
“We need the support of the federal government in that regard,” she added.
Responding, Mrs Osinbajo appreciated the fact that Mrs. Tambuwal had come with a clear agenda to tackle the problems of girl education and women empowerment.
She pledged to help in addressing some of the issues that have held women back, while working to unveil the potential of the great women of Sokoto State.