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Women Can Perform Creditably If Given Opportunity – Buhari

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Updated March 8, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during the registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress on January 30, 2021.
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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 on Monday by his media aide, Femi Adesina, described women as the bedrock of society.

“I am proud of our women who have shown by dint of hard work and capacity that they can perform creditably if given the opportunity at home and on the global stage,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

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.

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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 quite apt, the President felicitated with 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.

The President wished all Nigerian women a joyous and memorable 2021 International Women’s Day celebration.

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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

2021 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES NIGERIAN WOMEN, CALLS THEM BEDROCK OF SOCIETY

On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates most warmly with Nigerian women, describing them as the bedrock of society.

Noting that the theme of the 2021 celebration: Choose To Challenge, is quite apt, the President rejoices with the womenfolk and restates his administration’s commitment to addressing the multifarious challenges confronting them at various levels of society.

With seven female ministers, and two of them heading strategic Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning; and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, in addition to scores more in charge of key parastatals and agencies, as well as serving as presidential aides, President Buhari applauds their contributions to the successes recorded by the administration.

“I am proud of our women who have shown by dint of hard work and capacity that they can perform creditably if given the opportunity at home and on the global stage,” he says.

The President pledges further 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 avers that any “government which neglects such a crucial component of its demographic asset, stands the risk of stunted growth and likely failure.”

He condemns all forms of gender-based discrimination, abuse, harassment, and violence targeted especially at the female folk at workplaces, schools, community and national levels.

President Buhari wishes all Nigerian women a joyous and memorable 2021 International Women’s Day celebration.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

March 8, 2021