President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Nigerian women, saying they can perform creditably both locally and globally if given the opportunity.
Buhari in a statement issued by his media aide, Femi Adesina, described women as the bedrock of society.
President Buhari pledged support towards female gender inclusiveness in all sectors of national life, stressing that women are key to a happy and stable family, society, and nation.
With females forming about half of the country’s population, President Buhari stated that any government which neglects such a crucial component of its demographic asset stands the risk of stunted growth and likely failure.
While noting that the theme of the 2021 celebration: Choose to Challenge, is apt, the President felicitated the womenfolk and restated his administration’s commitment to addressing the multifarious challenges confronting them at various levels of society.
He also condemned all forms of gender-based discrimination, abuse, harassment, and violence targeted especially at the female folk at workplaces, schools, community and national levels.