The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has pledged to change the narrative to improve on women empowerment and gender equality to foster National development in Nigeria.
She made the pledge in Abuja at a news conference on the visit of Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Director United Nations Women to Nigeria.
Mrs Tallen said the ministry would not relent in its effort to support activities and programmes that would enhance women development.
“We will continue to lobby policy makers untill we get atleast 45% affirmative in governance”
Empowering a woman will translate to empowering a family because everything the woman gets goes into her family she said.
Earlier, the Assistant Secretary and United Nations Women Deputy Director, Ms Asa Regner said her visit became necessary to strengthened the partnerships with the government of Nigeria and key development stakeholders to advance gender equality and women empowerment as well as investing in girl child education.
She added that, the five days visit is to ascertain the situation of things in Nigeria and butressed on the way forward in areas where there are still lapses.
The Deputy Director of UN Women said Nigeria should also device means of fastracking the processes of equality in governance.
She is expected to visit the Internally Displaced Persons in Borno state to ascertain some of the initiatives being undertaking by UN women and partners to build resilence of women affected by insurgency.
Also speaking at the forum, the UN women country representative in Nigeria, Ms Comfort Lamptey pledged commitment to support Nigeria Government in eforts to champion initiatives and implement policies, systems and practices that will advance women’s rights.
By: Florence Adewale