Taraba Governor’s wife, Barr. Anna Ishaku has said Social justice is needed in our society today in checkmating issues affecting humanity. Saying this at an event organised to commemorate World Social Justice Day at the Conference Hall of Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba.
Anna said the coronavirus pandemic has brought about a surge on digital economy as such Rights of all should not be violated but granted to enable them earn a living.
She said this year’s theme – “Social Justice in the Digital economy” was apt as it is aimed at providing better platform for all genders to participate in promoting the economy of the country.
Wife of the Governor sued for cooperation for all to ensure filling up the gap that has been created by social inequalities in the society.
In his presentation, a lecturer under Department of Sociology, Federal University, Wukari, John Wajim presented on Fundamental Principles and Rights in a working environment.
Wajim remarked that workers according to International Labour Organization laws, they have the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly at a work place.
The lecturer advocated total elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour and effective abolition of child labour. He decried the discrimination faced by women in terms of employments especially political appointments.
On her part, Commissioner Ministry of Social Development, Bridget Twar, represented by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Social Development, Bridget Twar said the increasing cases of crimes are as a result of social injustice.
Presenting the paper titled “Reducing Inequalities, the path to social cohesion”, Twar enumerated kinds of inequalities to include economic, social and political inequalities which needs to be addressed.
She called for increase in minimum wages of workers, provision of access housing for workers, provision of free education for less privileges as well as investing more education for a better society.
Earlier, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, Sarah David Ibi enjoined the participants to pay keen interest to paper presentation for a well informed take home message.
In attendance was Commissioner for Women Affairs and Child Development, Hauwa Kwena and other dignitaries.