Young African Leaders Initiative 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-Based 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 is part of YALI action plan to identify potential partners for their future programs and described S.A’s office as a core one at that.
“We understand that you have a similar program currently going on that is relatively connected to our gender advocacy; we note your efforts on advocacy against Gender-Based violence and distribution of sanitary pads across the state which is very commendable. We do have a similar program but ours is in the form of capacity building on Gender-Based violence” Marwan Started.
In her remarks, the Hon Special Adviser Hajiya Zahra’u Wali stated that she was impressed by the YALI team, ” I’m so impressed by your team, most especially seeing that you included teenagers from among secondary school students who attended exchage program in the United States of America in your executive committee. It’s the right decision because it shows how excellent you are in including young people in decision-making. These secondary school students are major victims of gender Based-Violence. As for me my door is always open and you should count on my support in your activities” Hon Wali stated.
She further explained the effort of The First Lady Her Excellency Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu in the area of gender Based-Violence 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.