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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Aisha Buhari advises Adamawa Governor to replace Commissioner with woman

Wife of Nigerian President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called on Governor Muhammed Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa State to replace his Commissioner for Women Affairs, Alhaji Aliyu Tola, with a woman.
Speaking on Friday in Yola, during the inauguration of a free medical check-up for 2,000 women in the state under her pet project, the Aisha Buhari Women Health Initiative, he advised the Governor to do the needful as women in the state were already protesting the appointment of a man as commissioner for Women Affairs. She further pleaded with the governor to replace Tola with a woman.

She said, “The women are protesting. They asked me to pass their wishes to have a woman as their commissioner for women affairs.”
newsmen at the event observed that Tola, who was asked to deliver his speech before that of the wife of the president, appeared uncomfortable with the disposition of the women, hence he uttered a few words before inviting the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajiya Maisaratu Bello, a woman, to address the gathering.
The appointment of Tola as the first male Commissioner of Women Affairs in Adamawa has been a source of worry in the state, following serious agitation by some women that the position should be reserved for a woman and not a man as it’s currently the case.
(Daily Post)

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