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Bauchi retired women to mentor women on leadership

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Bauchi retired women to mentor women on leadership

By Ahmed Ahmed

A group of women elites in Bauchi state have been committed to mentor young women into Political and leadership positions.

A resolution reached at a one day women round table meeting with the theme “women’s political participation in leadership organized by LEADTOTS an NGO on Tuesday in Bauchi

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The participants comprising, serving and retired civil servants and politicians who worried over the high rate of distrust among women.

They resolved to address the challenges to enable women to take their rightful place in politics and administration.

In her remark Mrs Hassana Arkila, Director General of Bauchi state orphans and vulnerable children Agency (BASOVCA)

“We need to embark on grassroot mobilization of women in view of our numerical strength and we must not underestimate the role women play in the rural areas in supporting our cause”, she said.

Mrs Arkila who is also the former caretaker chairperson of Bogoro LGA advised women to shun pride, embrace humility, promote equity and justice.

“The ethnic and religious differences must not be employed as a yardstick for the emergence of future women leaders in politics or civil service,” she said.

Speaking also the state commissioner for commerce and industry, Hajiya Maryam Garba Bagel charged women not to be deterred by the notion that.

” Politics is a dirty game” but should be focused and prepared to salvage the women folk from deprivation imposed on them by culture and religious beliefs.

Former member representing Dass local government, Bagel suggested that, “any woman who wants to seek an elective post must.

“Must seek the support of her colleagues from the ward level because that worked for me during my contest”.she pointed

Barrister Saratu Jibrin, a Director with the state ministry of Agriculture advised LEADTOT to also host a forum that would enable retired women elites to share their experience with leaders of women groups across the state.

” At such a forum, younger women will be mentored on how to be self confident, politically active and to avoid outshining each other as this may result in the pull her down syndrome”,.

Speaking Earlier, the executive Director of LEADTOT, Mr. Nicholas Afeso Isoja implored the participants to endeavor to speak for the voiceless women.

“Particularly those in the rural areas, saying, “you need to avoid been selfish but begin to advocate for each other”,” he said

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