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  • Updated: November 08, 2023

Commissioner decries alarming rate of vulnerable persons in Nasarawa

Commissioner decries alarming rate of vulnerable persons in

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Rufai-Ibrahim has decried the high rate of vulnerable persons in the State. 

Rufai-Ibrahim made this known on Wednesday in Lafia, during an appearance before the Committee on Women Affairs of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) for the 2023 budget assessment. 

The Commissioner also stated that they are in serious need of succour. 

She appealed for the increment in the ministry's budgetary allocation to rekindle the hope of destitute, especially children.

“I want to tell you that the number of vulnerable people is proportionally alarming and they are seriously in need of succour,”

"The committee will do us much good if they support our budgetary allocation increase," she said.

The Commissioner restated the commitment to key into positive policies and programmes that will have a direct bearing on the lives of the vulnerable and other people of the state.

Earlier, Hajara Danyaro Ibrahim, the Chairman of the House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development said that they were at the ministry to assess its 2023 budget performance.

Danyaro said that the committee was not pleased that the ministry handling social services could only secure 38 per cent in budget performance.

She reminded the ministry that vulnerable people in the state are looking up to them.

The committee chairman assured of the committee's support to the ministry and state government to succeed.

“We will see how to come to your aid by supporting you and state government to succeed at all times,” the Committee Chairman said.

She restated her commitment to continue to advocate for the plight of the less privileged ones and women in society.

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