Int’l Women’s Day: Nigeria First Lady Reaffirms Commitment In Pursuing Cause Of Women

By Lontong Ibrahim

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, has reaffirmed her commitment towards pursuing the cause of women in the country in order to make their lives more meaningful.

According to her, despite the challenges caused as a result of social-economic factor, women must not be deterred as they are the fountain of wisdom and endurance.

Mrs. Buhari made this known in a statement issued by the Director of information, office of the wife of President Buhari, Suleiman Haruna, to commemorate the international women’s day.

She said, “Today is a historic day in the struggle for the upliftment of Women across the continents.  I recall with happiness the series of steps taken at different levels to drive attention to the plight of women in the areas of health, education and opportunities in the scheme of things.

“Today has provided yet another opportunity to reflect on the condition of women both at the global arena and national level with a view to providing a way forward for the betterment of the Nigerian women.

“This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” encourages taking groundbreaking action that drives the greatest change for women; accelerating gender parity and helping women advance and unleash their limitless potential.

“Let me use this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment towards the cause of women through my initiative, ‘Future Assured’ from which thousands of women and children have benefitted.

“It is imperative to appeal to all stakeholders particularly governments at all levels to rise to the global challenge of ensuring the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls in line with the objective of sustainable development goals.

“Educating a woman it is said is educating a nation or generation.” It is my wish therefore to felicitate with fellow Nigerian women and women all over the world on this very memorable and important day.”

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