Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who made the assertion when the stakeholders of various Women groups led by the Honourable Commissioner ministry of Women Affairs and social development paid a courtesy visit to him at Government House Yola.The Governor stated that government is fully aware about the roles and contributions of women in the society, stressing that societies can not develop without women.
The Governor assured that his Administration is ready to partner with the International Women organisations for the successful 2016 celebration in the state, He also pointed out that his government will sustain the relationship with women groups and other Non -Governmental Organisations in the state, He announced that Adamawa state is expecting about Fifty-six Thousand Internally Displaced persons in the couple of weeks to come from Cameroonian authorities and called on the NGO'S to assist the government by providing humanitarian assistance to the Internally Displaced persons in the state.
Earlier the leader of the group who is also the Honourable Commissioner ministry of Women Affairs and social Development Alhaji Aliyu Bello Tola said they were at Government House on an advocacy visit to the Governor as well as to seek Executive support for Women and Children through the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
He said that the International Women's Day is a day to reflect on the progress made to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary woman who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
He explained that the 2016 Theme for the International Women's Day celebrations is "planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality. "
According to the Commissioner, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8th March during international Women's year 1975 , and Two years later in December 1977, The General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Right and International peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States.
The Honourable Commissioner ministry for Women Affairs and social development also explained that World Wide Women continue to contribute to socio-economic development, Cultural and Political achievement among others in the society.
He however pointed out that it is as a result of this global reality that the Ministry of Women's Affairs in collaboration with government MDA'S, Civil Society organisations, Development partners, Religious Organisations, United Nations Agencies and the Media are soliciting executive support on the implementation of of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR)1325, National plan of action for enhanced empowerment of women and increased protection of children.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Government House, Yola