The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday signed an agreement with United Nations agencies.
Tambuwal noted that the agreement with the UN agencies will help enhance peoples lives and environmental development in the state.
The Sokoto State Governor stated this when he signed an agreement for “Spotlight Initiative” a UN project to eliminate violence against women and girls on Monday in Sokoto.
He stated that his administration since its inception had given the education sector-major attention because of it facilitating empowerment hence a need for state of emergency in the sector.
Governor Tambuwal added that the decision yielded positive impacts on enrollment, retention and completion as well as on infrastructural development.
According to him, more subsidies, incentives and other support are provided to encourage small scale and large scale farmers across the state.
The Sokoto Governor called for separation between the office of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice, he stated that AGF office should have nothing to do with politics.
The UN Secretary Representative in Nigeria and Coordinator of Spotlight Initiative, Mr Edward Kallon, said that the initiative “is a global, multi-year partnership between European Union and UN to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030.”
“It is the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls.”
“The initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.”
“In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the initiative will fully integrate the principle of leaving no one behind.”
“Gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment are at the heart of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and crucial to its achievement”.
Kallon congratulated the governor on his victory at the governorship election, he stated that his past records of achievement as Speaker in the House of Representatives had demonstrated his commitment to service.
The event was attended by the representative of Sultan of Sokoto, Galadiman Gari, Alhaji Aminu Attahiru, Speaker Sokoto House of Assembly, Aminu Acida, commissioners and Head of UN agencies.