Women Affairs Ministry Partners Fika Emirate on Training Vulnerable Women in Yobe.
Mohammed Abubakar Damaturu
Determined to support vulnerable women and adolescent girls to build climate-resilient livelihoods and enterprises to promote their economic recovery and self-reliance, Yobe State Ministry of Women Affairs is partnering with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers Dr. Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammadu Idrisa to achieve it’s goals. The Royal Father is also the National Convener of the UN-Women at the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa (COTLA).
In her address, the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hajiya Yajalo Badama said that the Ministry with funding from UN-Women is implementing a project with the title ‘Enhancing Recovery and Resilience of the Vulnerable Women and Girl’s worst affected by the conflict and climate change impacts in Yobe State’.
She added that it will also strengthen mechanisms to mitigate violence against women, promote their leadership and gender equality broadly. “It aims to address urgent humanitarian needs of some of the most vulnerable women and girls impacted by the multiple crisis including Boko Haram insurgency, floods and global food security crisis in Yobe State.”
In view of she requested the Emir’s blessings and also support the process of beneficiary selection in the affected communities”.
Responding, the Emir of Fika who was represented by the Shettima of Fika thanked the Ministry for identifying to partner with the Emirate towards improving the plights of vulnerable women. He assured to always support the Ministry and UN-Women towards actualizing the set up goals.