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The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on Wednesday inaugurated an  Inclusive Representation Resource Centre for women, youth and people living with disability.

reports that the ECES is a non-profit private foundation headquartered in Brussels which promotes sustainable democratic development through the provision of advisory services and operational support in favour of all electoral stakeholders.

Speaking at the inauguration of the project at Uke, Karshi Development Area Council, Nassarawa State, Mr Dominique Weertz, Head of implementation, European Centre for Electoral Support said that women, youth, physically challenged and the less privileged will benefit from the project.

Weertz noted that necessary equipment like computers and others have been put in the centre for beneficiaries.

Weertz, who is also a representative of the German Embassy in Nigeria, said:“everyone can come to the centre and be trained”.

Also speaking, Mrs Moji Makanjuola, the Executive Director, International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH) who was also one of the Implementing Consortiums of the project, said the centre which was first of its kind was opened to all Nigerians.

“Nigeria cannot afford to be in the place of perpetual poverty.

” We hope women and youth and the people living with disabilities can engage themselves meaningfully even at the local level in this centre”.

Meanwhile,  Mrs Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, assured that the ministry will support initiatives that include women, youth and the physically challenged towards nation building.

“We will work with the centre to empower all for the development of the country,” she said.

Also, the  Emir of Uke, Alhaji Ahmad Abdullahi, commended the EU for bringing such initiative to his domain.

He urged people in his community to seize the opportunity and make maximum use of the centre for a better society.

Mrs Fatima Ubam, Overseer of Karshi Development Area, Kari Love, urged beneficiaries to make use of the centre.

 

 

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