President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to tackle the scourge of schoolchildren’s abductions happening in the Northern part of the country.
He stated this on Friday while receiving the National Working Group of the Supporting Advancement of Gender Equity Initiative at the State House in Abuja.
Buhari added that his government remains resolute in its pursuit of a just and credible society devoid of inequalities and promotion of the rule of law.
“Despite the spike of incidence of the abduction of school children and other security challenges, this government remains resolute in its pursuit of a just and credible society devoid of inequalities and promotion of the rule of law,” Buhari said.
“Let me assure you all that we remain committed to working with groups such as yours to address these challenges.
“As a leader of the government governing party, I will lend my voice to the amendment of the party constitution, which is ongoing now. And is the entry point for effective and meaningful participation of women in elective offices. Once again, thank you for your efforts and support to women.”
Present at the meeting is ex-President of Malawi, Joyce Banda; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Others are Minister of Women Affairs, Paulin Tallen; ex-President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani (who attended virtually); Emir of Keffi; Entertainer Tuface Idibia, amidst other senior government officials.
Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan has revealed that contrary to speculations in some quarters, the party is yet to take a final decision on zoning its 2023 presidential ticket.
Ologbondiyan in a series of tweets on Friday afternoon said the party is yet to adopt the recommendations proposed by the Senator Bala Mohammed Committee on the Review of the 2019 Elections.
He, therefore, added that it would be wrong of anyone to state that the party has chosen a zone to give its 2023 presidential ticket based on the report by the committee.
He said: “Due to inquiries from our members and the general public, it has become imperative to clarify that
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to adopt any of the recommendations proposed by Senator Bala Mohammed‘s Committee on the Review of the 2019 Elections.
“As such, it will be incongruous for anyone to assert that any decision has been taken by the PDP on the zoning of the Presidency ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“PDP leaders, members, and supporters are enjoined to note that party is yet to take any decision on the proposals presented by the committee.”