An activist and national coordinator, Association of Persons Living With Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD), Mrs Aisha Edward-Maduagwu, has advocated for appointment of a man as Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare in Anambra state.
Maduagwu, who made the call in an interview held at Sickle Cell Orphanage Home, Agulu, Anaocha LGA of Anambra state, argued that it was the best way to retrieve the ministry from certain cabals trying to run it down under the watch of females…..CONTINUE READING
She also alleged that most women who have held sway as Commissioner for Women Affairs currently known as women and social welfare were not compassionate enough to address the injustices meted on women and downtrodden, especially those living with Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD).
She said the efforts of the state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, to make Anambra state livable, and prosperous to all, especially his visions for the vulnerable groups could be best attained with a man as a commissioner in the ministry.
“I have discovered that what Anambra state government needs now is an appointment of a capable and compassionate man to lead the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare. Men tend to be more compassionate and show regards to social welfare than females we have seen so far as commissioners of this ministry in Anambra.
“We also discovered that the females commissioners appointed so far in the ministry were never allowed to operate. They always take instructions and order from a certain retired director from the ministry who is a man. He is retired but still directs affairs and budgets of the ministry.
“All the correspondences, activities, directions and others sent to the ministry always go to the table of the male retired director. He approves and disapproves as he likes. We believed that when a man is appointed as a commissioner, he would stand up like a man and overcome the challenges,” she alleged.
She recalled how all efforts made by her organisation to obtain license from the ministry for establishment of Sickle Cell Orphanage Home was nearly truncated, even as all the letters written by them to the governor were allegedly sat down by a female commissioner….CONTINUE READING