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Bauchi women hail Tinubu’s victory, want N-Power sustain


Bauchi women hail Tinubu’s victory, want N-Power sustain

Some women in Bauchi have expressed happiness over the victory of APC’s Bola Tinubu in the Feb. 25 Presidential Election.

They also urged the President-elect to sustain the N-Power, Social Investment Programme (NSIP) as well as other youth and women empowerment programmes initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

A cross section of the women bared their minds on Wednesday in Bauchi while reacting to Tinubu’s victory in the Saturday’s presidential polls.

Ms Hajara Ibrahim, a resident, urged the President-elect to expand the scope of the programme to mobilise participation and provide livelihood to youth and women in the country.

She said that Tinubu pledged to carry along youth and women in the scheme of thing, adding that this noble gesture by the incoming president would address unemployment and enhance wealth creation in the society.

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Ms Samira Jalo, a beneficiary of the N-POWER programme, also urged Tinubu to provide resettlement packages to the beneficiaries in line with the exit arrangements of the scheme.

“Since it is the same APC that is coming back, we hope to get our exit packages as promised by the incumbent president.

“N-POWER has reoriented our mind set and prepared us for the task of nation building,” she said.

Ms Fatima Zakari-Dogo, Chairperson, Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV), Bauchi State chapte, described the Saturday’s Presidential and NASS election as free, fair and credible.

Zakari-Dogo said that the incoming administration should provide an enabling environment for women in decision making.

She advocated for women inclusiveness in governance, adding that women constituted majority of the voters in the country.

For her part, Mrs Rashida Yusuf, Chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in the state, also expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the electoral process.

She advocated for gender sensitive policies and programmes for sustainable social and economic development of the country.

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