UN urges Nigerian govt to Increase investment in women, peace

UN urges Nigerian govt to Increase investment in women, peace
July 20 01:44 2017

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday called on the federal government to increase its investment on the development of women and promotion of peace in the country.

Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Amina Mohammed, who made the call when she met with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja, said in achieving the desire of promoting women development, the federal government needs to begin to put women at the centre of it affairs.

“I am honoured to be leading a delegation with the focus on peace and development of women. With me we the chief executive of the UN women, we also have our special representative on women and conflict, we also have with us, our partner the AU, the special adviser also on peace, women and development.

“All our regional heads partnering together with the ministry of women affairs and the support of the minister of for national planing…It’s an exciting time to be here because really we are talking about the implementation of the agenda 2030 but also 2063 and for us, it’s about how do we support Nigeria and it’s a very difficult context to do more and to do scale so every body feels it.

“We know that there many lessons that have learnt and there challenges that we have but we have some successes from the North East all the way to the South. We want to make sure that we do more so that we can see the scale of this, particularly from the women at the center.

“In our discussion with the acting President, it’s been about how to increase investments in women, peace and development to ensure that women are a central part of what we do. And we will see the difference, as he said, it’s not just the question of the morals or rights but it’s an economic one as well,” she said.