Sen. Aisha Alhassan, the Minister of Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD) has solicited support from stakeholders to ensure that the plight of women, children and the vulnerable is alleviated.
Alhassan made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja while addressing the management staff of the ministry as she assumed office.
She urged staff of the ministry and stakeholders to cooperate and work together for sustained development among women, in line with the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
According to her, it is expected that all and sundry work together as partners in progress for the nation.
Until her appointment, Alhassan was the Senator representing Taraba North constituency of Taraba.
She also contested for Taraba governorship on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections and was upheld winner of the election by the Taraba Petitions Tribunal on Nov. 7.
Responding, Hajiya Binta Bello, the newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the ministry had assured the minister of maximum support.
She pledged the support of all in the ministry for sustained development, adding that they were team players for the development of the nation.