Khadijat Saidu Birning Kebbi
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu as a member of the High-level Advisory Committee (HILAC) in an effort to step up breakthrough for the much-needed gender and adolescent inclusion in the Nigerian society.
Dr. Zainab Bagudu disclosed this while reacting to her appointment as a member of the High-level Advisory Committee (Hilac).
She said: “The scale-up will not only support financial independence to women across Nigeria but has a positive impact on other sectors like health and education.”
The Founder and Chairperson of Medicaid Cancer Foundation said the step up by the President was a breakthrough for the much-needed gender and adolescent inclusion in society.
She listed the lead Ministries as Women’s Affairs, Finance, Education, Budget, and National Planning.
Dr. Zainab commended the Ministers, adding that she is eagerly waiting for work to commence.
On Hilac, the wife of the Kebbi State Governor said the other members were drawn from multi-sectors and they are expected to provide support to three programs.
These programs are National Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Adolescent Girls’ Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), and Nigeria for Women Project (NFWP-SU).
“Kebbi State is one of the beneficiary pilot states of the NFWP-SU, saying that it was very successful.
She stated that no fewer than 70,000 women have benefited from Nigeria for Women Project in Kebbi state.
In the same vein, all the women were each given N60,000 as start-up grants to establish their various businesses, she added.