Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger state said he would appoint one hundred women into his government within the week.
He made the disclosure when he received the Executives of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), led by its Chairperson Mrs. Bola Jibogun at the government house Minna.
Governor Umaru Bago said the appointments would be in fulfilment of his promise to carry women along in the implementation of his policies and programmes.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Bologi Ibrahim said out of the 100 appointments, FIDA would have a Coordinator, and two Senior Special Assistants.
The Governor who assured FIDA of working closely with them to address gender-related issues, maintained that his administration had lots of programmes and policies for women and children.
“FIDA is part of this government, so let us join hands and work together to bring about the desired growth and development of the state.
“There are a lot of women initiatives, we are creating a lot of desks to address affirmative actions and also gender-related issues in this government and we hope the collaboration will meet the yearnings and aspirations of women.” he said.
Earlier, FIDA Secretary, Safura Abdulkareem explained that as a non-partisan organisation, they protect the rights of women and children as well as stand against any form of Gender-Based Violence.
She expressed the organization’s readiness to support the present administration in the state to ensure success.