The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration.
Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to enable him build on the empowerment and support given to women and youth by the current APC administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai in the state.
Addressing a women’s rally organised by the wife of Kaduna state Governor, Barr. Asia Ahmad el-Rufai, and the state Accountant General, Shizzer Bada, at the township stadium on Saturday, Uba Sani said no administration had ever empowered women and given them the recognition that they deserve in the history of Kaduna state.
According to him, a woman is the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, women are the Commissioners of Justice, Health, Education, Human Services and Social Development, as well as Commissioners of Housing and Urban Development, Local Government and that of Planning and Budget.
The lawmaker further stated that a woman is Head of Service and several women head departments and agencies of Kaduna state government.
He pointed out that apart from appointments, the present administration has given financial assistance to women.
“The Ministry of Human Services and Social Development has disbursed N600 million to women entrepreneurs and groups, to improve their businesses, under the Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF). We promised to build on the record of the present administration in women empowerment when voted into office,” he said.
Senator Sani called on women to vote APC at all levels of the coming election, reminding them that the party will improve welfare of Kaduna state residents and the citizens of Nigeria as a whole.