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The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, has enjoined women to be steadfast and support President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to transform the wellbeing of Nigerians.
The minister made the appeal at the weekend in Warri while addressing scores of women from the 25 local government areas of the state, noting that the president was not only gender-friendly but also passionate on the uplifting of women from poverty to grace.
The minister who was represented by her Coordinator for Women Empowerment, Mrs. Akukalia Angela, disclosed that her ministry was presently distributing forms to various states for women organisations and active groups to benefit from the national empowerment fund to assist them in their chosen professions.
Alhassan however advised the women to be focused and should not allow themselves be used by desperate politicians, assuring that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would do everything humanly possible to put Nigeria back on the right positive track.
“The present process of economic recession is not caused by the APC-led government, rather it was caused by the immediate past government that looted the nation’s treasury and throw the people to hardship, remarked Alhasan, insisting that Nigerians should bear with President Buhari in his effort to sanitise the battered economy.”
The Delta State APC Woman leader, Mrs. Janeth Oyubu, in her remark lauded the effort of both the president and the minister whom she said were fighting very hard to put smiles on the faces of Nigerian women.
While noting that the PDP government hijacked all the palliatives initiated by the President Buhari government, Mrs. Oyubu charged all APC members to be fully prepared to take over the reins of government in 2019 in Delta State.
“Don’t be carried away with peanut from the ailing PDP. I can assure you that the APC has all it takes to transform your wellbeing by empowering you so that you can be helpful to your family and the society,” the APC woman leader said.
She therefore, charged the women to put their acts together and support the Buhari government in other to achieve better and prosperous future.
“There will be more palliatives from the federal government and we are all witnesses to what our first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari is doing to cushion the hardship faced by the less privileged in the society. We will continue to support her,” she assured.