Buhari pledges to promote gender equality
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 8, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged his regime’s commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for women in Nigeria.
In a statement signed yesterday by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day, read in part, “Buhari pledges the commitment of the government to promoting gender equality, respect for the rights of women and working conscientiously to remove all barriers that prevent Nigerian women from realizing their universal rights.”
Buhari also acknowledged the invaluable role that women have played in advancing the progress of the country since independence, saying they have continued to deliver excellently despite all odds.
Buhari, in his IWD message to Nigerian women, saluted their hard work and dedication to achieving results in different fields of endeavor, “from those sacrificing daily in the markets and farms to train the next generation of leaders, to those breaking limits in education, sports, medical field, arts, entertainment and even in politics, where they are still largely under-represented.”