By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari greets and felicitates with all Nigerian women as they join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day.
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.
According to a statement signed by SSA to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu he notes 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 fulfill 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.
He wishes all Nigerian women a happy International Women’s Day.