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Women Affairs Minister Solicits Gov. Makinde’s Support on Gender Issue, Child Right Act

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen has implored Oyo State Government to be more committed to addressing challenges of violence against women and children, molestation, and other social vices affecting women and the children.

The minister stated this during an advocacy visit to Governor Seyi Makinde in his office as part of activities for the launch of a ‘HE FOR SHE’ initiative in the state. 

Dame Pauline Tallen also charged the state government to ensure domestication of the Child Right Act, improve on girl child education, a stop to female genital mutilation.

She called for an increase in budgetary allocation to the state ministry of women affairs and engage more women in political participation from the grassroots level.

The minister also explained that the ‘HE FOR SHE’ initiative is a Nigeria/UN women solidarity movement for gender equality and women empowerment and appealed to the Governor to appoint more women into his cabinet to become an ambassador of the initiative.

In a remark, Governor Seyi Makinde explained that his administration had become committed in changing the paradigm, as previous data against women and children from the state were being corrected, adding that involving more women in governance had become necessary.

The governor also noted that his administration would not relent in doing its best and sanitizing the political space in Oyo State 

Iyabo Adebisi

 

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