The State Government has proposed over 2 billion naira to the ministry of Women affairs and Child development in the 2024 state budget estimate.
The state Commissioner ministry of Women affairs and Child development, Hajara Jibrin Gidado, stated this to newsmen after depending the ministry’s budget before the State House of Assembly Committee on education.
Hajara Jibrin Gidado, said the key areas of the 2024 budget of the ministry focuses on women empowerment, child protection and girls education.
The Commissioner, reiterated the determination of her ministry to encourage women entrepreneurs in the state with a view to be become self I reliant and reduce over dependence on their husbands.
She commended the house committee on Women affairs for working in synergy with the members of the state executive for the betterment of the common man.
Speaking to journalists, after the budget defense of the ministry, the Chairman house committee on Women affairs and Child development, member representing Sakwa Constituency, Wanzam Mohammed expressed delight with the performance of the ministry’s in the 2023 fiscal year.
He said, the House will collaborate with the ministry to address the rampant cases of rape, child abuse and other forms of violence against children and women in the state.
Meanwhile, the government has proposed in the 2024 state budget over two hundred million naira to the Bauchi state Agency for Mass Education.
The Overseeing Chairman of the agency Yakubu Aliyu Dahuwa announced this in an interview parliamentary correspondents after depending the agency’s proposed budget.
He pointed out that the major function of the agency is to serve as an instrument for the eradication of illiteracy among adults and adolescent girls who could not join formal education or were dropped out from the formal education for one reason or the other.
He commanded the state government for proposing reasonable amount to the agency for the smooth and effective running of its activities across the state.
Yakubu Dahuwa said the agency is complementing state and federal governments commitment of reducing out of school
Syndrome in a non formal way.