Polls: Amina Sambo Urges Women To Preach Peace By Kalshingi H Jedidah
Wife of Nigeria’s vice president Dr Amina Namadi Sambo has called on all women in the country to be ambassadors of peace particularly as the 2015 elections are fast approaching. Even as she said the country is in dare need for peace to sustain its unity and progress.
Mrs Sambo who was in Gombe to represent Nigeria’s first lady Dr Dame Patience Jonathan at Women Presidential Campaign Rally of the People’s Democratic Party in Gombe, stated that women have a great role to play in ensuring successful elections in the country by advocating for peace in their various homes and in their communities.
She expressed that, the federal government under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has been working through various sectors of government to achieve laudable projects that have direct bearing on women. Adding that the Goodluck administration would continue to double its effort particularly to give more support to women through massive empowerment of women, if re-elected at the 2015 polls.
She said, the federal government has done a lot in various sectors especially, infrastructural development, reviving the railway, road constructions, education, health, and agriculture. In which she said government would continue to invest more in other to bring about the desired development.
Meanwhile, wife of Gombe state governor, Hajiya Adama Ibrahim Dankwambo has also at the occasion lauded the effort of the federal government towards improving living standards of women in the country through its various programmes especially by reducing the rates of maternal mortality, as well as women empowerment, promotion and protection of children rights through the first lady’s programme.
She expressed that, Gombe State government is also working in consonance with the federal government’s programmes by working towards supporting the women towards better health and productivity especially by ensuring free health care for women and children in the state.
She disclosed that, the state government has constructed and equiped Women and Children Hospital, while other health facilities are still under construction including the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the state.