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Young African Leaders Initiative Kebbi meets Special Adviser to Governor on Women Affairs

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI Kebbi) yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Special Adviser to Kebbi State Governor on Women Affairs in Birnin Kebbi.

The call was led by Miss Amarachi Ottah who is the lead Children and Gender and 7 other members of the Executive Committee. Miss Amarachi explained that the essence of the visit was to Familiarize with the Special Adviser and to collaborate on upcoming Yali Gender Base Violence workshop. She also explained more about YALI programs such as YALIlearns, Yaligoes green, and Yali Entrepreneur and emphasized the importance of collaboration with the Office of Special Adviser on Women Affairs.

Similarly, Mr Marwan Gwamba YALI Secretary commended the Special Adviser for giving them the opportunity to interact and further explained that the courtesy call as part of YALI action plan to identify potential partners for their future programs and describe S.A’s office as a core one at that.

“We understand that you have similar program currently going on that is relatively connected to our gender advocacy; we note your efforts on advocacy against gender base voilence and distribution of sanitary pads accross the state and it’s very commendable. We do have similar program but ours is in the form of capacity building on gender base violence” Marwan Stated

In her remark, the Hon Special Adviser Miss Zara’u Wali stated that she was impressed with YALI team, ” I’m impressed with YALI team, most especially seeing that you include Young children from secondary school students among your executive committee. It’s a right decision because it shows how excellent you are in including young people in decision-making. Those secondary School students are major victims of gender base violence. As for me my door is always open and you should count on my support in your activities” Miss Wali stated.

She further explained the effort of Her Excellency the Wife of Executive Governor of Kebbi State in area of gender base voilence and assured that her Excellency would love to support Yali’s activities

Other members of the executive committee who attended the courtesy call were Mr Bashar Layya Assistant Program Manager, Maimuna Hammani, Zulaihat AbdulRauf, Shukra, Abbas Bello , Mukhtar Bagudo SSA to the Kebbi State Governor

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