Women'll break political jinx in Kano in 2023, House of Reps candidate
Says if given the mandate, she would advocate more inclusion of women in politics
A female candidate for the Federal House of Representatives (Madobi Kura and Garun Malam Constituency) on the platform of People's Redemption Party (PRP), Hon. Zahra’u Bashir, said she decided to contest for the position because of her determination to break the political jinx of Kano state not producing a female lawmaker.
Hon. Zahra’u Bashir stated this on Sunday in Kano during a programme tagged "Social Protection to End Poverty 2023 Campaign #SP2EP2023 " organised by Kano State Social Protection Platform.
She commended the teeming members of the PRP for giving her support to be the candidate of the party, adding that with God's support and the people's unflinching support, a women lawmaker will emerge in Kano in 2023.
Hon. Zahra’u Bashir, a HND graduate of Textile Design from the Kano state polytechnic, promised to change the narratives in terms of representation if elected as member of the National Assembly in 2023.
She said that if given the mandate, she would advocate for more inclusion of women in politics to enable them contribute their quota towards the development of Kano state and the nation at large.
Her other priority would be to enhance healthcare service delivery through appropriate legislation.
Earlier, Salisu Yusuf, Chairman, KASSOP, explained that Social Protection to End Poverty” (SP2EP2023) campaign was an initiative of the National Social Protection Forum (NSPF) which is the umbrella body of civil society organisations and media practitioners working to ensure increased coverage, transparency and accountability of social protection programmes with support from development partners in Nigeria.
According to him,"Social protection has the potential to lift individuals and households out of extreme poverty, setting them on pathways to resilience and creating a buffer from shocks and stress such as natural disasters, flooding or drought, and pandemics such as COVID-19.