The Federal Government reiterated the importance of women in gross domestic product (GDP) growth and stressed the need to take leading steps to protect women and ensure they are not left behind in driving economic recovery.
The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, made the assertion on Tuesday in Abuja during the formal inauguration of the second phase of the European Union (EU)-backed program, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC II). It is conducted by the International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA).
He said there is a need to promote women’s full participation in the economy as a strategy to significantly improve socio-economic indicators such as GDP growth, job creation and poverty reduction.
Mr. Bagudu said that improving the performance of the criminal justice system and judicial service delivery in Nigeria, increasing transparency and accountability in the anti-corruption system and reforms are essential for equity and strong participation of economic actors in all sectors of the economy. pointed out that it is necessary.
She further added, “Beyond gender equality, ensuring that women thrive in Nigerian society requires protecting vulnerable women from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and ensuring that existing child rights laws are “This includes the enforcement of the law,” he added.
Acknowledging the success of RoLAC I, Mr. Bagudu, represented by Dr. Lanre Adekanye, Director General (International Cooperation), Federal Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, said: Strengthen the anti-corruption system by consolidating previous achievements and promoting the effective implementation of the legal and policy framework focused on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and the National Policy on Judiciary.
“This intervention is in line with the National Development Plan 2021-2025, Nigeria’s blueprint for economic recovery, and aims to create strong and sustainable governance structures and efficient institutions that promote the protection of the people. Similarly, RoLAC Phase II is expected to drive productivity towards sustainable growth, in line with the current administration’s New Hope Agenda.”