Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Women Minister Calls For Increased Number Of Women In Civil Service Employment

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Gainful employment for one woman tantamount to employment for a whole household because of the multiplier effect.

This was the position of the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen when she played host to the acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, Alhaji Abubakar Nuhu on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

According to the Director Press, Shehu Maikai in a release made available to journalists today, disclosed that the minister charged the Director-General to include the interest of women and children in the activities of the Directorate, saying ‘women are hardworking and will always strive to deliver on their schedule.

Dame Pauline Tallen said that her Ministry has enjoy a good working relationship with the past leadership of the Directorate, adding that she will strive to maintain the relationship between the two organizations.

She prayed for the confirmation of the acting Director General’s appointment.

However, the acting Director-General who led the top management staff of the Directorate on a courtesy visit to the Ministry said that the purpose of the visit is to realign the programmes of the Directorate with those of the ministry.

He said that the management of the Directorate believes that working closely with the ministry will enable them to achieve the mandate for which the Directorate was set up.

The DG revealed that the Directorate has a lot of programmes line up for women.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Ambassador Anthonia Ekpa thanked the Acting DG for the visit and assured him that the Ministry is ready to collaborate with his Directorate.

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