The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has advocated the education and economic empowerment of women, saying it will solve insurgency and other myriad of problems bedevilling the country.
Tallen stated this in Uyo at the weekend alongside other development partners and stakeholders in the women sector during the 21st National Council on Women Affairs organized by her ministry in collaboration with Development Research and Projects Centre under the Partnership for Advancing Women’s Economic Development (PAWED) project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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She stated that Nigeria’s security problems would be addressed by women empowerment, saying that the positive effect would trickle down to homes, the society and the nation at large.
“Women issues are so huge; women are going through so much. If we rise up and support and empower women, we are doing it for our country. If a woman is happy, the children would be happy and well brought up, and we would not have all these insurgencies that we are battling with.
“The security problems we are battling with are a neglect of the past, and if we don’t stop and address it now, it is going to be too sad for us and posterity would not forgive us,” she said.