Nigeria’s First Lady Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has called on the First Ladies of the various states to mobilize and engage women and youth for peacebuilding, conflict prevention, management, and resolution at the grassroots level.
Dr. Aisha said this during a Seminar on the mobilization of Women and Youth for peacebuilding, community conflict resolution, and resilience in the post-COVID-19 era, on Friday 4th December 2020.
The First Lady further observed that young people and women are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions of the pandemic as many of them are now at risk of being left behind in education, economic opportunities, as well as health, and wellbeing during a crucial stage of their life.
“We therefore must mobilize women and youth for peacebuilding, community conflict resolution, and resilience. This falls more appropriately upon those in positions of authority such as the First Ladies.” She said.
Similarly, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who was also represented by her Special Assistant (Technical), Princess Jummai Idonije, said women can’t be silent when all around the world, people are hurting and crying out.
She noted that women’s sense of justice will continue to drive them to advocate for a better world, noting that the Ministry, she said, will continue to provide the enabling platform for the creation of a society that is fit for all.
She called on Nigerians both individual and groups to continue to emphasize education of the girl-child and promotion of second-chance education to address societal vices.
Other speakers at the event include Ms. Ndidi Njoku, Chair, African Foundation for Development, (AFFORD, UK), Helen Grant, UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria, and Abike Dabiri-EOrewa Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
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