FG DISTRIBUTES 21000 GAS CYLINDERS TO INDIGENT RURAL WOMEN IN ADAMAWA
The federal government has distributed twenty one thousand gas cylinders to indigent rural women across Adamawa as part of Covid-19 palliatives to cushion their hardships and reduced use of firewood.
The Minister of Women of Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen who represented President Muhammdu Buhari disclosed this to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the Government House, Yola during a courtesy call.
She said President Buhari was concerned on the death of four point three million women yearly across the world as a result of diseases related to using firewood in the country and directed for the distribution of the gas cylinders across the country to reduce the use of firewood for cooking.
She added that the government has also distributed food to women as well as diapers to all maternal health centres in Adamawa to encourage mothers to take their children to clinics for immunization as according her health of children cannot be compromised.
The Women Affairs Minister noted with concern that the ministry is confronted with issues of rape and gender base violence and called on the state government to hasten and domesticate the Child Right Act and Violence Against Persons VAP Act in Adamawa.
She urged the state government to ensure judicious distribution of the palliatives and commended the giant strides so far achieved by Governor Umaru Fintiri in the state and for carrying women along in the scheme of governance.
Responding, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri expressed gratitude of government to President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the palliatives and assured that government will ensure justice in the distribution of the items provided.
He observed that provision of the gas cylinders to women was timely and explained that government at the state level is also fighting deforestation and advocating use of cooking gas by women as the best alternative.
He disclosed that his administration has been proactive in fighting cases of rape in the state and reiterated that government will continue to protect the right of women and girls in Adamawa so that they will move forward.
Earlier, the Minister of women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallin accompanied by wife of the Governor Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri was in Girei local government where she flagged the distribution of the gas cylinders across Adamawa.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony, the wife of Governor Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri represented by Mrs Wilbina Jackson said her pet of project 'Fresh Air Prolife Empowerment' has been assisting women and girls in the state.
Contributing, the Commissioner of Women Affairs Mrs Lami Ahmed said the Fintiri led administration has also been assisting women with different skills and assured that government will not relent in that regard.
Muhammad Bakari Tukur
SSA New Media to the Governor