Minister Urges NDE to Employ More Women

Gainful employment for one woman is tantamount to employment for a whole household due to the multiplier effect.

This was the position of the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, when she played host to the acting Director General of the National Directorate of Employment, Alhaji Abubakar Nuhu on Monday, February 22, 2021.

The Minister charged the DG to include the interest of women and children in the activities of the Directorate, saying,  “women are hardworking and will always strive to deliver on their schedule”, a statement by the Director Press, Shehu Maikai disclosed.

Dame Tallen said her Ministry has enjoyed a good working relationship with the past leadership of the Directorate, adding that she will strive to maintain the relationship between the two organizations.

She prayed for the confirmation of the Acting Director General’s appointment.

For his part, the Acting Director General who led top management staff of the Directorate on a courtesy visit to the Ministry, said the purpose of the visit is to realign the programmes of the Directorate with those of the Ministry.

He noted that the management of the Directorate believes that working close with the ministry will enable them to achieve the mandate for which the Directorate was set up.

The DG revealed that the Directorate has a lot of programmes lined up for women.

Earlier the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Ambassador Anthonia Ekpa, thanked the Acting DG for the visit and assured him that the Ministry is ready to collaborate with the Directorate.

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