Leadership (Abuja)

14 November 2012

Nigeria: FCTA Has 45 Percent of Women in Key Positions - Minister

In keeping to President Jonathan's 35% women affirmative action, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that it has women occupying 45% Key positions in the administration, which surpasses FG's directive.

This disclosure was made by the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, at the opening ceremony of the Women Leadership & Empowerment Summit ceremony and a book presentation titled "Women and Leadership" in Abuja.

The minister who was represented at the occasion by his Senior Special Assistant on Information Management System, Hajiya Jamilah Tangazah, said the administration was following the President's example by ensuring that women are given a chance to thrive.

He said, "We in the Federal Capital Territory, just like our leader, are equally committed to not only empowering women, but also giving them opportunities to realize their potential with a view to ensure that they get to the top leadership positions."

He restated his administration's determination to continue to strive along this affirmative direction as it is a way for the Federal Government to quickly achieve its Transformation Agenda.

According to him, "My team today comprises highly skilled women who hold positions like Secretaries, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Directors, Deputy Directors and more".

Mohammed remarked that these are in their areas of specialization ranging from engineering, to law, medicine, journalism, economics, public administration, etc.

The Minister stated that with vast experience, some of the women have had the opportunity of working in some of the most respected organizations in the world, coupled with academic qualifications obtained in renowned universities globally.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Hazat Sule, he reiterated that the women assembled by the administration are taking their tasks with seriousness and pride, saying, they have impressive results of their impactful contributions as they face challenges with efficiency and competence.

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