On 2nd February, 2016, the Fund’s Chief Executive Officer, Olufunke Baruwa paid a courtesy visit to Hajiya Rabi M.G. Abdulsalam, the Kaduna State Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, to discuss partnership and opportunities for participation of women in leadership.

The Commissioner decried the dismal representation of women in the country especially in the Kaduna State parliament where there is currently no female member. She however noted and commended the efforts of H.E. the Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai to make up for that in appointments of women into the State Executive Cabinet and other decision making positions in the state. She further assured the Fund that her Ministry will continue to support the Fund and forge greater partnerships towards achieving gender parity in democracy, leadership and governance processes in Kaduna State.