The federal government has announced the appointment of Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir as the new Director General for the National Center for Women Development (NCWD)
The appointment was announced by the Minister of Women Affiars, Dame Pauline Tallen on Thursday, 8th April, 2021.
The new DG will take over the mantle of leadership of the NCWD on Monday, 12 April, 2021.
The minister described Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir as a celebrated academic, a woman of substance and, a mother to many noting that her passion and burning desire to enlarge the frontiers of women development, inclusion in social affairs and amplifying their voices on issues did not suddenly emanate from the blues.
” Growing up late 60s from a
humble background, like millions of other Nigerian girls in her Limankara
community, Gwoza local government area of Borno state, her innocuous mind was directed to the fact that women deserve much more than they got in her
immediate environment in terms of education, equal opportunity at workplace and indeed in the table of decision-making.
” Determined to make a difference, shatter the glass ceiling and bring succour to the helpless and vulnerable in the society, after her primary and secondary education in 1979 and 1984 respectively, with the necessary assistance and support from her
family, she proceeded to the University of Maiduguri where she obtained her First Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1988.
” A kindhearted soul, a woman of candor and unpretentious humility, she knew a tree cannot make a forest. This may have influenced her decision to mentor others when in 1989 she decided to take up a career as a lecturer in the Department of Education of her alma mater, a fulfilling experience that lasted till 2003,” the statement partly reads.