Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is a part of the Federal Ministries of Nigeria that promotes the development of women and children in Nigeria. The ministry is currently headed by Barrister Uju Kennedy.

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Federal ministry overview
Minister responsible

Organisation Edit

The ministry is headed by a Minister appointed by the President, assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant.

Objectives include stimulating action to promote civic, political, social and economic participation of women; coordinating and monitoring women's programmes; providing technical and financial support to women Non-governmental organizations, especially the National Council of Women Societies.

Functions Edit

The Ministry of Women Affairs is required to review substantive and procedural laws that affect women.[1] Some activities undertaken by the Ministry include cottage industry projects such as bee-keeping, pottery and vegetable oil production to boost the economic empowerment of women, where the Ministry provides equipment and training to women's cooperatives.

The Ministry also promotes literacy and health programs for women.[1] In December 2007, the ministry issued a policy for addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace, helping ensure prevention, care and support for those living with the disease.[2]

List of ministers Edit

Name Term
Aisha Ismail 1999–2003
Rita Akpan 2003–2005
Maryam Ciroma 2005–2007
Saudatu Bungudu 2007–2008
Salamatu Hussain Suleiman 2008–2010
Josephine Anenih 2010–2011
Zainab Maina 2011–2015
Aisha Jummai Alhassan 2015–2018
Aisha Abubakar 2018–2019
Pauline Kedem Tallen 2019–present

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Nenadi E. Usman. "Integration of gender perspectives in macroeconomics" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  2. ^ "Nigerian Women's Ministry Develops HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy". The Body. December 19, 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-27.

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