By HENRIETTA GONZUK
THE Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen has charged women to participate in active governance.
Dame Tallen stated this when she paid a courtesy call on the wife of the Plateau State Governor, Regina Lalong in her office at Government House little Rayfield.
She appreciated women for their out pour of love, solidarity, and for voting the APC administration during the last elections.
She lamented that though women constitute 51 per cent of the population in the country, the demand for the implementation of the 35 per cent Affirmative Action for women involvement in government has not been fully implemented.
The Minister implored women to drive positive developmental strides in the nation and urged them to use wisdom and be involved in the developmental process.
Tallen added that God has given women the ability to achieve change through fighting corruption improving the economy and supporting the girl child education.
She further promised to do everything possible to support women in Plateau by fighting gender violence against women and supporting the girl-child in achieving their dreams.
Dame Tallen advised women to be ambassadors of peace and as well as fighting corruption and as well as ensuring that the girl child was supported.
The minister appealed to Regina Lalong to support her with women on the Plateau, stressing that she wants women on the Plateau to be on the forefront of the country. She promised to collaborate with international partners in order to get the best for Nigerian women.
The minister urged women to put aside their differences and give maximum support to government.
Responding, Regina Lalong expressed appreciation for the visit to Plateau State, saying it was a privilege from God and congratulated Dame Tallen on her appointment and a worthy ambassador.
Regina assured the minister that women on the Plateau would give her the necessary support and urged her to use her wealth of experience to bring great progress to the nation.
Mrs. Lalong reassured her of her full support and urged women to keep their differences aside for a better Plateau and nation.