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IWD 2023: President Buhari Celebrates Nigeria Women

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President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nigerian women in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), observed on March 8, recognizing the invaluable role women have played in advancing the progress of the country since independence.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity in a statement said President Buhari salutes the hard work and dedication of Nigerian women working tirelessly and 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.

The President is proud to have worked and associated with some of Nigeria’s brightest women in his cabinet, government, and the international community, it added.

According to the statement, Buhari thanks the amazons who have served meritoriously as partners in the progress witnessed on the political, economic, and social fronts.

“He notes that, against all obstacles, these women in leadership positions have delivered in a society still largely dominated by men.

“President Buhari welcomes the contributions of role models and women who have demonstrated that through hard work, dedication, and honesty, greatness can be achieved.

“He pledges the commitment of the government to promote gender equality, respect for the rights of women, and working conscientiously to remove all barriers that prevent Nigerian women from realizing their universal rights.”

On the theme of IWD 2023, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, President Buhari believes that his administration has leveraged the creation of a ministry dedicated to the digital economy to promote the importance of digital skills, innovation, and entrepreneurship for the girl-child.

As Nigeria builds on the successes of the digital economy sector, which is the most successful in the diversification of the nation’s economy, and the Start-up Act, which creates endless opportunities for Nigerians in the technology space, the President trusts that women and girls in the country will have access to equal opportunities, live their dreams and contribute immensely to the development of the country.

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