Group urges new DG NCWD to focus on rural women

The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus on the challenges facing rural and vulnerable women.

This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Jumai Ahmadu, co-convener of the conference on Friday in Abuja.

Ahmadu commended for appointing Bashir, as the director-general of the NCWD.

The group urged the director-general to use her present position to focus on bottom top approach on the development of women, stressing that rural women are vulnerable.

by her pedigree as a lawmaker and astute politician, she is a who has contributed immensely to nation building especially on that affect women and .

” Also, at the regional and continental levels, she has been a voice to the voiceless. We therefore call on her to use her present position to focus on the development of rural women who are vulnerable in the present realities.

” We are ready to her in the of programmes and policies gear towards the development of women and in the country.

”It should be all hands deck to ensure that women are equipped with all relevant information to adapt to the post COVID-19 reality that has led to new normal,” she said.

Bashir, was elected Member, Borno House of Assembly in 1997 and 2003.

Later, she became member of  the Borno Executive Council from 2005 to 2014 as Commissioner of Ministries of Health; Agriculture and Natural ; Housing and Rural Electrification; Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment, Women Affairs and Development.

She was also elected to the where she represented Gwoza, Damboa and Chibok Federal Constituency between 2015 to 2019. (NAN)