09 March 2021 by Remi Johnson
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, says appointing more women into leadership positions remains critical in the development of any society.
The minister stated this at the 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration organized by the Association of Women Town Planners, FCT Chapter with the theme: “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-World”
Aliyu who was represented by the Director, FCT Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Zalihau Ahmed, also stated that women in leadership positions must continue to push the boundaries of gender equality by utilising their strengths and leadership qualities in skill, knowledge, experience and emotion.
The minister encouraged female town planners to continue to find solutions to the attendant multi-dimensional consequences of rapid urbanisation.
This she said would go a long way in addressing the challenges of the future if women in positions are committed to contributing their quota to the change they want to see.
“…women must pursue the things they want from their jobs and their career, not waiting for them to come to them…more women in leadership positions must continue to push the boundaries of gender equality by utilising their strengths and leadership qualities in skill, knowledge, experience and emotion.”
In her remarks, chairperson Association of Women Town Planners FCT chapter, Lami Ayuba, who expressed concern over proliferation of all kinds of estates in the city without proper planning , stressed the need for harmonization of standards in the development of estates in the nation’s capital.