From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Wife of Niger Governor Dr Amina Bello, has commissioned the state secretariat of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ)
The edifice was constructed by the state government through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Minna.
Dr. Bello however encouraged members of NAWOJ to leverage on creative talents to advance the dissemination of facts and solutions for Sustainable Development Goal 16.
“the SDG goal 16 seeks to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms among others.
In his remarks, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omoyele, National President of NAWOJ, commended the state leadership of NAWOJ saying, the secretariat is the first of its kind in Nigeria.
Represented by Hajiya Jamila Abubakar, Vice President, Zone D, called on other state governments to emulate Niger state to provide a befitting secretariat for women journalists working in their state.
She hinted that the association would continue to use various media platforms to mirror the society by exposing social ills especially human trafficking, sexual abuse, child labour among others.
Earlier, Director General, SDG, Alhaji Abdullahi Arah, urged the association to maintain the structure and gave assurance to sustain partnership with NAWOJ.
The State Chairperson of NAWOJ,
Mrs Mary Noel Berje, commended the state government and SDG for the structure, assuring that, NAWOJIANS will ensure maintenance of the secretariat.