By Ahmed Ahmed
The All Progressive Congress (APC) Zonal Women Leader aspirant Mrs Maryam Alexander (Tauraruwar. Dass) advocated for a strong APC with gender equality in the Country.
Alexander stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Bauchi Monday.
she said we want to build a strong All Progressive Congress with gender equality.
“Gender equality is a necessary ingredient in development assistance, in the country’s different sectors while Gender-sensitive planning and management can make programmes at once more equitable and more effective.” She said
“Women’s issue is Gender equality, all about equality between men and women, elimination of discrimination based on sex,
She pointed out that her aim woth other women is to have an.APC that will be creating opportunities from which men and women can equally benefit by making sure that women as much as men are agents and beneficiaries of development in the counties, ensuring that women are not excluded, and are able to contribute in improving their lives and their communities,
Mrs Alexander who is aspiring to be the Zonal Women Leader of APC in the North East region, said APC is the only party that can beat and transform the country
“I am progressive and a social democrat. I believe the government should serve the people, not the other way around. I support policies that promote the economic, social and environmental health and well being of the ordinary men and women of this country.
“The entire country is happy with the performance of President Buhari and his team. In the most difficult circumstances and achieved important victories in the area of social welfare and economic empowerment of the poorest members of our society by protecting millions of Nigerians from the ravages of the coronavirus, both in terms of stopping the spread and reducing the economic impact of the virus,
She observed that there are inequalities in almost all aspects of life in our dear country Nigeria between the genders, especially in Northern Nigeria and the Northeast Region in particular.
This according to her denied women the same rights as their males counterparts in party, elective offices, appointments, Jobs and others.
She lamented that Sexual violence, unequal in care, domestic labor discrimination in public service are huge barriers against women in addition to havoc caused by Boko Haram and other prevailing insecurity in the country that continue to affect women and children disproportionately.
Alexander further said that women should equally access affordable sexual and reproductive health, modern technology and the internet.
“Although in our country’s development, presently we have more women in public office than few years ago,” She said.