Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 Budget: Buhari Replies Remi Tinubu on Economic Rights for Women

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied Oluremi Tinubu wife of the APC leadersm Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who challenged the administration on the 2016 budget allocation for Ministry of Women affairs said that his administration will continue to guarantee the economic rights of women in the country.

He made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

Adesina said Buhari made the remark at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Saturday night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He added that the President had assured increased budgetary allocation to projects specifically targeted at improving the lives of women.

According to him, the Federal Government under his watch has demonstrated its commitment to the rights of women by appointing women of proven integrity to key positions within the cabinet.

“We have increased the budgetary allocation of ministries that have direct bearing on the lives of women, particularly health and education, with greater emphasis on girl-child education.

“As you all know, the terrible activities of the Boko Haram sect led to destruction of thousands of lives and property in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, displacing millions from their respective homes, most of who are women and children and are now at various IDP camps across the country.

“In guaranteeing the economic rights of women, the Federal Government of Nigeria is embarking on massive employment programmes that will promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), in order to provide succour to our teeming women and youth populations,’’ he said.

Source: Vanguard

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