The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, on Sunday said the ministry was establishing rehabilitation centres in the six geopolitical zones of the country for women affected by violence of all kinds.
Alhassan disclosed this at a press conference in Jalingo, Taraba State while highlighting the achievements of the Buhari Administration in the last one year.
She said the move was aimed at checking the increasing cases of abuse of women’s rights in the country and catering for those already affected.
She said the ministry was also pushing for the enactment of relevant acts that criminalised violence against women and children in all the 36 states of the federation.
She said: “In keeping with the promises of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, rehabilitation centres are being established in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
“We are also going round the states of the federation to push for enactment of relevant acts that will make violence against women and children publishable everywhere in the country under the law.”
Alhassan said she was in Taraba State on an official assignment to donate to the internally displaced persons and the less privileged as part of her ministry’s mandate to enhance social development.
She called on the people of the state to be patient with, support and pray for the government to enable it to fix the country for a brighter future.
She said: “We know that there is hardship, but I can assure you that it is just a temporary thing.
“Things will soon stabilise for the good of all Nigerians as government is seriously tackling security and economic challenges to pave the way for development.”