Yobe Women Advocate for Inclusion in Government on Int’l Women’s Day


Hajiya Mairo Hassan, the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Coordinator for the Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board, expressed concern over the underrepresentation of women in Yobe’s government

Hassan raised her concerns during a ceremony commemorating International Women’s Day on Friday in Damaturu.

The event, organised by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) with support from partners, highlighted the theme “Invest in Women to Accelerate Progress.”

Hassan argued that women are not being given sufficient opportunities to contribute.

“The majority of public and private offices are occupied by men.

“Government and other organizations should give women the chance to play our part and contribute our quota to the development of our state and the country at large,” she said.

She urged women to demonstrate their commitment, resilience, and trustworthiness when given opportunities.

Earlier, Mrs. Florence Onah, the Co-lead Yobe State Protection Sector Working Group (PSWG), emphasised the significance of women’s leadership in society.

“By empowering women to lead, society can foster better outcomes and create a more inclusive society.

“We need to recognize that the time has come for women to emerge as leaders and contribute to the growth and development of our society,” Onah said.

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