Dr Dayyabu Garga Assures NAWOJ of support in alleviating the plight of the less privileged
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Nigeria Association of Women Journalists , (NAWOJ), Plateau State chapter has been assured maximum support towards alleviating the plight of the less privileged and vulnerable people in the state.
Immediate past state commissioner, ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs in Plateau Dr Dayyabu Yusuf Garga pledged this support when the executive members of the association led by its chairman, Mrs Jennifer Yarima paid him a courtesy call at his residence in Jos, Plateau State recently.
Garga who is the incumbent Deputy National Chairman of the Petroleum and Tankers Drivers Association of Nigeria , a body under NUPENG noted that for the society to move forward, the less privileged must be given a sense of belonging and integration.
A statement signed by the chairperson of the association quoted Garga as saying that “The days were gone when widowhood related issues are not given the desired concern and attention by all stakeholders in our country”
He explained that considering the laudable projects and programmes which have direct bearing on the citizenry which NAWOJ in the state is actively involved, all spirited individuals and organizations must support it towards affecting our communities positively.
Garga said he felt obliged to support this noble cause so as to transform our society and sensitize the people on the devastating consequences of rape, widowhood and discrimination against women in our society.
Earlier in her remarks, the chairman of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) Plateau State, Jennifer Yarima disclosed that the challenges of widowhood, rape and gender discrimination have over the years mitigated developmental anticipations of the state and national integration.
She explained that over the years, NAWOJ has stood her grounds fighting the cause of the under privileged, rape survivors and widowhood challenges in the state.
Yarima called on the former commissioner to use the powers of his good office to assist the association in its quest to liberate the women and girl-child from bondage.
In her contribution, the secretary of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) Zone D, Mrs Tongnaan Dada Bawa emphasized on the need for effective collaboration with spirited individuals and organizations in changing the narratives in the state and the nation at all.
She thanked the former commissioner for agreeing to assist the association towards ensuring a hope for a better tomorrow for the less privileged in our society.
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