From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
Permanent Secretary, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Bauchi State, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, has declared the need to intensify efforts toward women sensitisation on democracy and good governance with a view to improving women participation in politics.
Ibrahim made the call yesterday at a workshop organised in collaboration with K-Clean Global Concept, a consulting and human capacity building firm in Bauchi.
According to him, women are still lagging behind in politics in spite of their advantage of numbers.
He added that women constitute the majority in terms of population in the country yet, they have not been able to fully utilise their number to their advantage in gaining political offices.
Ibrahim said the women need to be mobilised so that they can contribute their quota towards the political development of the state.
He explained that the workshop was aimed at equipping the women with the necessary knowledge for effective mobilisation to participate fully in politics.
“Women are serious materials, especially in a democratic dispensation where numbers count.
“Therefore, getting them mobilised; getting them fully aware of their advantage of numbers will improve their impact in active participation in politics.
“We want to make them understand their importance in the society so they can improve their social lives.
Ibrahim therefore called on the women to apply what they will learn at the workshop in their political activities so as to fully exploit their potentials in gaining influential political offices.
The Gender Facilitator of the firm, Hajiya Hassan Bello, explained that the firm was collaborating with the MDGs to achieve all the target goals especially on women empowerment.