‘Empower us now, not in 2019, APC women leader tells politicians

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Women leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Ms Alhamis Maigida has urged political office holders to empower women and encourage them to reap the dividends of democracy.
Making the call during a media chat in Gombe on Sunday, Maigida said that women contributed immensely to the success of the 2015 general elections, hence the need for them to benefit from the dividends of the exercise.
“This is the right time for political office holders to empower and encourage more women to participate in politics to ensure inclusiveness at all levels, not in 2019 when election campaigns begin.
“Empowering business women with skills and equipment such as grinding and sewing machines as well as capital for business ventures, will give them a sense of belonging.
“It will improve the socio-economic lives of women in the state and impact positively during the upcoming campaigns.
“Women empowerment will, no doubt, bring about positive change that will benefit people in the state in general,” Maigida said.

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