Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved an empowerment policy for women in the country.

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who disclosed this to State House correspondents, in Abuja, expressed the hope that the new policy, called WEE, would help bring about optimal development in the country.

Tallen said the Federal Executive Council approved the WEE Policy. The WEE Policy is Women Economic Empowerment.

The minister, who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving his nod for the policy to be birthed, noted that it has been a long-time dream to have such a policy in place because of the importance of women in the society.

Also addressing correspondents on the outcome of the extraordinary meeting of the Council, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed that the Council approved the publishing of laws of the federation of Nigeria.

According to Malami, a South African company will handle the publication periodically.