The Borno Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advocated for proactive skill and vocational training programmes for improvement of social and economic status of women in the state.
Hajiya Saratu Bausa, the chairperson of the congress in the state, made the call on Saturday when members of the union paid a courtesy visit on Alhaji Yerima Saleh, Borno Head of Service. Bausa said that the measure was imperative to mitigate the difficulties experienced by women occasioned by the insurgency.
She noted that women were worst hit by the insurgency due to loss of lives and destruction of social and economic activities in the state.
“The visit is to seek greater government support, assistance and consideration for women for better service delivery in support of accountability, transparency and fair play in governance.
“The advocacy is essential at a period where women are worse hit by the agony of insurgents’ mayhem in the north-eastern part of the country.
“Workers in Borno have been disproportionately affected in terms of facility, loss of jobs, displacement from their homes and communities and trauma associated with the insurgency.
Responding, Saleh said that the state government had provided an enabling environment to empower women and enhance their economic condition. (NAN)