President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Asabe Vilita Bashir as the new Director-General, National Center for Women Development (NCWD). The announcement was made by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen.
According to Tallen, the new D-G will assume duty on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Born in Limankara community, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Bahir obtained her first degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Maiduguri in 1988. She later obtained a Ph.D in Educational Philosophy.
A woman of many parts, Bashir was elected into the Borno State House of Assembly in 1997.
Meanwhile, the Independent newspaper reported that Co-conveners of the African Women Conference on Friday commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir, as the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD).
In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja, the Co-convener of the African Women Conference, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, described the Director-General as a woman of profound character, integrity, who is dedicated to the service of humanity.
The statement further stated the group’s interest in supporting any policy or programme that would contribute to nation-building, especially addressing challenges of women, children, and education in the country.
The statement reads in part:
“Going by her pedigree as a lawmaker and astute politician, she is a woman who has contributed immensely to nation-building, especially on issues that affect women and children. Also, at the regional and continental levels, she has been a voice to the voiceless.
“We, therefore, call on her to use her present position to focus more on the development of rural women who are more vulnerable in the present economic realities, and we are ready to support her in the implementation of programmes and policies geared towards the development of women and children in the country”.