The wife of Gombe State Governor, Asma’u Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, has joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day with a call on women to be their sisters’ keepers and shun all forms of gender-based violence.
This is contained in a statement signed and distributed to reporters by Bintu Aliyu Sunmonu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Office of the Gombe State First Lady.
The governor’s wife emphasized the need to celebrate women’s achievements everyday considering their roles in home management and governance, here in Nigeria and the diaspora.
“Gombe State has produced the first ever Nigerian and African female UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, first Gombe State female Minister of Education, Aishatu Jibril Dukku and first female Nigerian ambassador to Malaysia, Dr. Hajara Ibrahim Salim.
“They are our role models and mentors in the development of women and girl-child for a better future,” she added.
Hajiya Asma’u pointed out that Gombe State Government under the leadership of her husband, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, “is a clear demonstration of women inclusion in governance with 11 female councillors, one each from the eleven local government areas of the state, a situation that has never been experienced before. This is in addition to the three female commissioners and one chairperson of Billiri local government.”
The Gombe State First Lady said as women and great assets for social change and national development, it is time for more collaboration and concerted efforts to support each other in all fields of endeavor and stand out amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.