President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised that his administration will prioritise the welfare of women and protect their rights, while highlighting their important role in nation building.

The president described women as the nation’s pivot in a statement signed by his media aide, Ajuri Ngele, in honour of International Women’s Day.

The statement reads:”The president affirms that in every discipline and field of human endeavour, the standout achievement of Nigerian women have become a testament to the resilience, strength, courage, and ingenuity of all women across the world, a well as a mark of their exceptional quality as emissaries of hope and responsibilities.

“President Tinubu notes that the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate progress’, fits well within his administration’s policy initiatives on educating and empowering women, not only through inclusion in governance, bit also by ensuring that they remain relevant and unimpeachable voices in the development process across all sectors in the economy.

“The president states that his administration is focused on providing investments in educating the girl child, while fostering inclusive programmes and initiatives that bolster their active roles in the areas of knowledge, science, technology, research and innovation into the future.”

IWD: Women elemental to Nigeria’s development – Tinubu

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