New York (CABNCTV) -Towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals especially SDG 5&10, all hands have been on deck to ensure that the goals as set by the United Nations are achieved.
This and other salient issues were part of the discussions between the first lady of Kwara State Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs) Olufolake Abdulrazaq and the Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire in her office in Abuja.
First Lady of Kwara State Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs) Olufolake Abdulrazaq and the Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire
Dr Olufolake at the meeting observed that insufficient progress on structural issues is at the root of gender inequality, unfair social norms and attitudes, decision making on sexual and reproductive issues and low levels of political participation are undermining our ability to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
While she noted that women’s political participation in Kwara State at the moment is one that should be emulated, she stressed her office and Ajike people’s support center’s effort at promoting economic empowerment of women, an area she believes the SDG office should key in to, to further promote Kwara women and girls.
She further stated that inequalities in income and wealth are severe and have been widening globally hence the need to bridge this gap to enable us reduce inequality in our country.
On her own part the Senior Special Assistant to the President, princess Adefulire reaffirmed the Federal Government’s resolve to ensure that Nigeria joins other Nations of the world in achieving these set goals.
She highlighted the programmes and interventions of the SDG office adding that projects in social empowerment, women and youth development will be extended to kwara state.
The meeting was a follow up to the International Women’s Day commemorative event organised by the Minister of Women’s Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen at the Women Development Centre on the 5th of March which they both attended.
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