By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The inclusion of women and Youths in politics has been described as a great tool for National Development.
The Governance Manager for a Non Governmental organization, Action Aid Nigeria Mr. Celestine Okudili-odoh started this during a sensitization program organized for women, in Commemoration of International Women’s Day Held in Kano.
He said the aim of the train was women and youths on political Participation aimed at encouraging them to participate fully in politics.
Mr. Celestine Okudili-Odoh noted that over the Years women and Youth have been excluded from leadership and decision making processes in leadership
“On this occasion to Mark the 2022 International Women’s Day with the theme Gender equality today for sustainable tomorrow, the campaign for including women and young people in politics and governance processes call for greater participation of women in politics and governance”
The Governance manager added that the organization called on the Nigerian Government to live up to the commitment to 35% Affirmative Action on women across all arms of Governance.
In their separate remarks, women Activists Hajiya Aisha Yakubu Maijama’a and Atine Abdullahi said Women and youths’ enlightenment to Participate in politics and governance was very timely, geared towards uplifting the well-being of the People.
The sensitization program was attended by youths and women groups.