By Victor Ernest with agency report
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina has called on elected officials, agencies and other initiators of empowerment support schemes to allocate not less than 60 percent to women.
Masari made the call in Bakori on Sunday while launching distribution of 30 cars, 100 motorcycles, 70 sewing machines and 20 generating sets. Those are empowerment items donated by the representative of Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency, Rep. Amiru Tukur.
The governor explained that women faced enormous challenges, especially in the rural areas, where they were mostly bread winners, sponsoring children’s education and other burdens.
He said women always ensured that their earnings went to family upkeep more than men.
Masari commended Tukur for the gesture and urged other lawmakers to emulate him to empower the people in accordance with the All Progressives Party (APC) manifesto and election promises.
He advised party officials to ensure fairness and level playing ground for both old and new party members in the spirit of democracy.
”People are willing to defect to APC from various platforms at national and local levels, such movements should be welcomed.
”There is no basis for sideling members on account of period stay in the party as individual members have different contribution to make to the party’s progress,” he said.