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Atiku Abubakar’s Policy Objectives for Women

Atiku Abubakar Policy Objective for Women

  1. Breaking all barriers that prevent women from reaching their best potential whether in adolescence or adulthood.
  2. Enhancing access to economic opportunities including wage-paying
    and self-employment opportunities.
  3. Enhancing access of women to education opportunities from preprimary to tertiary levels.
  4. Ensuring financial inclusion.
  5. Creating an environment that provides employment and fulfilment to
    our youth and women population through education, mentorship, vocational training, technology and entrepreneurship initiatives.
  6. Setting standards that discourage the unfair exploitation and persecution of women in our society.

Atiku Abubakar Plans to Achieve the Above Mentioned Core Objectives

  1. Increasing the number of appointments made to women and young
    people in government and government committees by identifying
    competent individuals and promoting them into responsible ministerial, ambassadorial, and executive positions. Our administration commits to setting aside at least 40% of all political appointments to
    this category.
  2. Encouraging States and the private sector to incentivize studies for
    girls in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by providing scholarships, and follow up with internships in research institutions and technology firms.
  3. Providing microfinance and financing schemes specifically targeted at the youth and women.
  4. Reassuring banks of the financial recoup of expanding banking services to disadvantaged and marginalised groups in very secluded and sometimes hard-to-reach areas. Simplify the banking processes and make them friendly to motivate financial inclusion of youth and women.
  5. Stimulating the private sector to make provisions for low-cost electrification options such as mini-grids in rural areas and households to help increase employment among marginalized groups.
  6. Focusing investments in human development priorities such as health and education making them accessible, affordable and socioculturally adaptable.
  7. Creating a special tribunal for crimes against women including domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, and rape.
  8. Increasing women’s representation and retention rates in politics and business, through positive action such as quotas for women on a political platform and corporate boards. Also, promote the ‘Elect me’ campaign that focuses on women’s rights and capacity to run for elective positions.
  9. Embarking on a general sensitization of the public to youth and gender issues using the media, religious institutions and targeted workshops.
  10. Actively encourage the passage of the gender equity bill in an acceptable form, dedicating resources to resolve any blockages.

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