AREGBESOLA CHARGES CDCFIB TO CREATE SPECIAL LINE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT

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In-line with the Federal Government's initiatives to eliminate gender based violence, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed Management of Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB) to create Special line for women in all the Services under the Ministry with a view to enable women to play their role in creation.

Aregbesola stated this during a high Level Advocacy visit by the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Dame Pauline Tallen and her team in the Ministry of Women Affairs on Thursday, in his office, Abuja .

According to him, "Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Dame Pauline Tallen, an activist per excellence, committed woman and protector of under privileged citizens. "

"Women are special creation to bring joy, happiness to the society," Aregbesola reiterated.

He draw attention of his audiences that they should appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom for appointing Dame Pauline Tallen as a Minister of Women Affairs, adding that her appointment is a round peg in the round hole.

Aregbesola stated that he is keen on women; because his religion of Islam criminalised gender violence to women, adding that when you injured a women is an injury to humanity.

"I am a strong advocate of human rights, "that if women are well recognised in the society there will be minimal level of criminalities in the society and Nigeria at large. Aregbesola added.

Earlier in her address, Minister of Woman affairs, Mrs. Dame Pauline Tallen appreciated Minister of Interior on his continued support and collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs on the issue of Gender based violence.

"She described him as champion and true leader of he for she."

Dame Pauline sought for the Minister's assistance, to help in fighting gender based violence and checking of illegal immigration of Women through the Nation's borders.

She equally appealed for better accommodations for the mothers and babies in the Correctional custodial centres across the Nation.

Subsequently the Minister of Interior was decorated with an Award of 'he for she', for his support and contributions toward the elimination of Gender based violence.

In his welcome address the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore said that the Ministry of Interior is very sensitive to the issue of Ministry of Women Affairs adding that Interior Ministry has engaged in series of collaborations with women Affairs and many more on the process.

Other dignitaries at the event includes; Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Permanent Secretary of Women Affairs Aliyu Shehu Shinkafi and the National President of Women Affairs , Mrs Lami Adamu Lau and others.

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