Participate more in politics, Matawalle urges women

Matawalle Bello

Governor Bello Mohammed has urged Northern Women to participate more actively in politics to address their marginal acquisition of political offices.

He made the call when he received the National President of Jamiyyar Matan Arewa, Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa in his office this evening.

Governor Matawalle wondered how Women always accuse politicians of marginalisation when they are not interested in active participation.

“Your organisation is said to be non political, but you have to allow and encourage your members to participate actively in politics so that they can acquire recognision and acceptance from the establishment and the electorates”, Governor Matawalle advised his visitors.

” In Zamfara state, we take the issue of Women and girlchild serious, that is why today we have three Women as Commissioners, six Special Advisers and several Directors-General and Senior Special and Special Assistans

Governor Matawalle said that for the first time, his administration has appointed 46 Women among Caretaker Council members across the 14 local government areas of the state.

He pointed out that with the synergy between the Executive and the Legislature, the Child Rights Act became a reality in Zamfara state. He promised to continue working towards Women inclusiveness in politics and governance.

Earlier, the President of Jamiyyar Mata Arewa, Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa, who was accompanied by the Zamfara state Executive of the Association told Governor Matawalle that she was in the state yo familiarise herself with the activities of Association in the state.

She also said the Association was in the state to commend Governor Matawalle for his fragmatic efforts at salvaging Women and Children caught in the web of banditry in the state.

Hajiya Saulawa said the efforts of governor Matawalle in ending banditry aimed at securing lasting peace for the state was unparalled. She urged him not relent in his efforts at making Zamfara safe haven especially for Women and Children

While commending Gov Matawalle for his unequalled support to Women in the state, she called for expanded opportunity for Women to participate in politics and governance in the state.


Zailani Bappa
Special Adviser
Public Enlightenment Media and Communications.