Women in Sokoto state have made a passionate appeal to political stakeholders in the state to consider a female governorship candidate for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
The call was made during a street march rally to mark the 2021 International Women Day, rural women.
A woman leader from Shagari local government area of Sokoto state Sha’afatu Umar who spoke on behalf of the rural women said women have the capacity like their male counterparts to occupy any position and perform better.
Speaking on behalf of the Sokoto Rural Women at the Presidential Lodge of Sokoto Government House, the Women Coordinator for Shagari local government reminded the audience that what men can do, women can do better.
She said the present administration in the state has done well in initiating a number of developmental policies and programmes in which women are beneficiaries, and if a woman has the opportunity to rule the state, she will improve on them for the benefit of all.
She expressed happiness that the world is giving them their rightful place in society to showcase what they have to offer in improving society.
She said the rural women are also thankful to governor Aminu Tambuwal for appointing women into various offices of government in the State.
Responding on behalf of governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the State Commissioner for women and children Affairs, Kulu Abdullah Sifawa said women are unarguably the backbone of every society.
She said governor Tambuwal consider women as integral part of his government and the reasons he has elevated a number of women to places of higher responsibility.
He also appealed to mothers to instill sound morals into their children and never stop in advising them on the kind of companies they keep.
The rural women march was organized by the Sokoto State Ministry for Women and Children Affairs in collaboration with PLAN International and SHOW CE Project with funding from Global Affairs Canada