By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Federal Government on Monday said is committed towards improving the lots of women, children and vulnerable members of the society.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Ifeoma Anagbogu, made the remark at the 17th National Council on Women Affairs and Social Development held at the Giginya Hotel Sokoto on Monday.
She stated that the policy thrust of the present administration was geared towards tackling all negative tendencies that have permeated the fabrics of the society.
Anagbogu noted that the National Council on Women Affairs had been charged with the responsibility of formulating policies, executing programmes as well as sustaining performance as regards to women, children and the vulnerable.
The Permanent Secretary said it has become imperative to look in the direction of the policy thrust of government, taking into cognizance, the importance of synergy and the enlightenment of the public on projects that would facilitate the achievement of the set targets, as it affects women, children and other vulnerable members of the society.
She described the meeting as apt considering the fact that the Technical Departments would leverage on the opportunity offered by the National Council to share ideas and draw from the experiences of colleagues from the states to reposition the development sector for the benefit of women.
“As you are aware, the impact of any conflict or insecurity is most severe with the vulnerable groups.
“We therefore, need to deliberate and marshal out programmes of actions and design projects that, if effectively implemented and monitored, will reduce to the barest minimum incidences of the numerous challenges facing the target groups in the country,”she added.
In a remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Sokoto State, Hajiya Aisha Dantsoho, said participants at the meeting would deliberate on issues affecting women with a view to devising ways to address them