31 July 2016
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has said in Jalingo that the ministry is establishing rehabilitation centres in the six geopolitical zones of the country to cater to women affected by violence of every kind.
Alhassan made the disclosure while highlighting the achievements of the Buhari Administration in the last one year.
She said the move was aimed at checking the increasing cases of abuse of women’s rights in the country and catering to those already affected.
She said the ministry was also pushing for the enactment of relevant laws that criminalised violence against women and children.
“In keeping with the promises of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, rehabilitation centres are being established in the six geo-political zones of the country.
“We are also going round the states of the federation to push for the enactment of relevant laws that will make violence against women and children punishable,’’ she said.
Alhassan said she was in her home Taraba State on an official assignment to donate to Internally Displaced Persons and the less-privileged as part of her ministry’s mandate to enhance social development.
She called on the people of the state to be patient with, support and pray for the government to enable it to fix the country for a brighter future.
“We know that there is hardship, but I can assure you that it is just a temporary thing.
“Things will soon stabilise for the good of all Nigerians as government is seriously tackling security and economic challenges to pave the way for development,’’ she said.