By Asmau Ahmad
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, said the ministry will establish rehabilitation centres in the six geopolitical zones of the country for women affected by violence.
Senator Aisha Alhassan disclosed this at a press conference in Jalingo while highlighting the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the last one year.
She said the move was aimed at checking the increasing cases of abuse of women’s rights in the country and catering for those already affected.
She added that the ministry was also pushing for the enactment of relevant acts that criminalized violence against women and children in all the 36 states of the federation.
“We are also going round the 36 states of the federation to push for enactment of relevant acts that will make violence against women and children publishable everywhere in the country under the law,” she said.
Health Reporters gathered that the minister was in Taraba on an official assignment to donate to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the less privileged as part of her ministry’s mandate to enhance social development.
She called on the people of the state to be patient with, support and pray for the government to enable it to fix the country for a brighter future, adding that the president is working seriously tackling security and economic challenges to pave the way for development.