By Joy Ekeke
The Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammed,in Gusau, advised on the way forward for gender equality and social inclusion.
The Emir gave the advice at a forum organised by the Gender and Social Inclusion Platform, a voluntary professional organisation in Zamfara.
“I encourage all stakeholders to be active participants towards the involvement of women, people with special needs and the vulnerable children in issues which promote and ensure their social well-being,” he said.
Muhammed said the issue of gender equality was important and sensitive to the sustained development of society.
On her part, Dr Barakat Abubakar, the Provost of Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau, said she always advocated for 100 per cent civil-child enrolment, being an educationist and a mother.
“The enrolment of less privileged children usually give them the opportunity of contributing their own quota to the socio-economic and political development of the country,” she said.
The college provost expressed disappointment that marginalisation still existed, describing it as a serious setback which deprived women of opportunities to excel.