As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day, President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerian women.
Buhari’s message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media sand Publicity, Garba Shehu in Abuja.
“On this day set aside by the global community to encourage and celebrate women’s social, cultural, economic and political achievements, President Buhari reaffirms administration’s commitment to the promotion of women’s rights and the well-being of women in all geopolitical zones of Nigeria,” the president said.
He noted that the theme of this year’s International Women’s day, “Pledge for Parity,” is consistent with the promise by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove all impediments to the realization of equality by Nigerian women and he assures them that his administration will continue to do all within its powers to fulfil that pledge.
“Accordingly, President Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to move quickly to identify critical issues militating against the well-being and progress of Nigerian women, with a view to rapidly devising adequate plans, programmes and strategies to address them.”