*Rallies Dein of Agbor’s support

THERESA UGBOBU

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha  Alhasan, is pleading with royal fathers for collaboration in fighting the cause of women, children and physically challenged persons. Alhassan made the  remark during a  visit to the palace of HRM, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Kiagborkuzi I, Dein of Agbor Kingdom.

“We have chosen to come to the palace to tell our royal father about the laws that have been passed on how women and children will be taken care of in our society as the palace is the  head of the community”, she told the monarch.

The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Alhaja Binta Lami Bello, said: “In recent past, government has implemented the law on violence against persons which include men and women. These laws have been implemented  in four states across the country. “We have visited Delta State House of Assembly to appeal to them to implement the law in the state. We also met with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who spoke through the deputy governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, and promised that any government policy will be implemented.

“We need more women in politics because when a woman is empowered, you have empowered a nation, but when a man is empowered, you have empowered an individual”.

Responding, the Dein of Agbor, represented by Chief Charles Neyiaba, expressed gratitude to the Minister’s delegation, saying, “Our monarch is a  lover of children and women. This message

will be carried beyond where it is expected…”

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