Women Are Not Where They Should Be – Buhari
On the celebration of the 2022 International Women’s Day, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari praised women all across the globe for their indispensable contributions.
In a statement released on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President stated that women are not where they should be, but that this will be addressed soon, urging women not to lose up.
The hashtag #BreakTheBias is used to promote this year’s festival, which has the topic “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”
President Buhari stated that women are increasingly playing a role in changing the world and demonstrating their ability to compete in all fields and endeavors.
The Nigerian leader complimented the women in his government in particular for their contributions before appealing for God to provide all women peace, joy, and fulfillment.
The full statement reads:
“President Muhammadu Buhari extols Nigerian women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022.
“The celebration, under the hashtag #Break the Bias, and the theme; Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, the President says, is an opportunity to reflect on the vital roles women play in society, homes, governance, the professions, and in all walks of life.
“President Buhari observes that women are not where they should be yet in different spheres of endeavor, but believes that they can no longer be deprived for too long, as they consistently prove that they can hold their own on all fronts, and in all fields.
“He applauds the contributions of women to the current administration as Ministers, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Executive Directors, Executive Secretaries, and many others, noting that they are pulling their weights, and making it impossible for anyone to downplay their essence.
“The President rejoices with women and mothers, around whom the tranquility of homes and society revolves, praying God to grant them peace, joy and satisfaction, as they celebrate today and always.”
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