“Women empowerment takes a giant leap in Nigeria with President Buhari’s approval of the WEE policy, paving the way for women’s integral role in national finance and growth.”
The Green Light for Women Empowerment Policy: A Noteworthy Initiative
Nigerian President Buhari’s recent endorsement of a significant Women Empowerment policy is a stepping stone towards integrating women into the heart of the nation’s development.
This strategy results from comprehensive dialogues with the private sector and rural inhabitants, to devise a method to uplift women and incorporate them into the country’s growth blueprint.
By supporting women’s involvement in the nation’s financial plans, the policy seeks to ensure equal participation in the country’s evolution.
The Federal Executive Council Endorses the Policy
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), acknowledging the significant female demographic which accounts for over half of Nigeria’s population, has sanctioned the policy for Women Empowerment.
Given the necessity of incorporating women for a holistic national development, this move is considered highly pivotal.
Women Affairs Minister’s Announcement
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, publicized the policy approval in Abuja.
Expressing optimism, she hopes that this strategy, termed ‘WEE’, will significantly contribute to Nigeria’s optimal development.
The Minister’s Statements on the Policy
Extending her gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his endorsement, Minister Tallen emphasized the importance and the overdue need for such a policy, considering the valuable role women play in society.
Highlighting President Buhari’s approval as a significant legacy, she said:
“The Woman Economic Empowerment (WEE) Policy is a crucial legacy of the President, designed to weave women into the fabric of national financial plans and guarantee their proactive involvement.”
She further elaborated on the intensive groundwork that went into developing the WEE Policy:
“We’ve invested a year engaging with diverse sectors across all 36 states to devise effective strategies for women’s empowerment and integration into nation-building.”
About the Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs
The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, presently led by Pauline Tallen, is a crucial federal organization in Nigeria.
It strives to advance the development of women and children.
The Ministry actively undertakes to review laws affecting women and facilitates cottage industry projects, aiding women’s economic empowerment.
The Ministry also promotes literacy and women’s health programs.
The Potential Impact of Women Empowerment in Nigeria
Empowering women in Nigeria has been a potent instrument in alleviating poverty, vulnerability, and dependence in various life aspects.
Women’s empowerment in Nigeria stems from a synergy of educational, political, health, and legal empowerment.
Historically, women’s economic and human rights, contributions, and priorities have been underrepresented.
Women are more likely to dominate unprotected informal sectors and are frequently underrepresented in public and corporate economic decision-making.
However, this empowerment policy offers a chance for women to equally partake in the decision-making process and influence recovery packages design from a gender perspective.
UN Women is continuously encouraging the adoption of affirmative procurement policies and laws to support women-owned businesses at all levels of the Nigerian government.
This new policy is another step forward towards that end, marking a significant milestone in Nigeria’s journey towards gender equality and women empowerment.