Ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated yearly on  March 8,  President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a statement to commemorate this year’s IWD by praising the achievements of the brightest women in the country’s development.

The president, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, Speaking on the 2023 theme, “DigitALL” innovation and technology for gender equality.He said the government is working conscientiously to remove all barriers that prevent Nigerian women from realizing their universal rights.

Buhari acknowledges that Nigerian women are courageous, dedicated, smart, and intelligent, and work tirelessly in achieving results despite the fields they find themselves. He goes further to appreciate the efforts of the women in his cabinet and pledge the commitment of the government in promoting gender equality, and respect for the rights of women as women in leadership positions have delivered in a society still largely dominated by men.

The statement by Adesina reads “ President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nigerian women in celebrating the 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.”

IWD: President Buhari

“The president is proud to have worked and associated with some of Nigeria’s brightest women in his cabinet, government, and the international community 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 further said his government is committed to “promoting gender equality, respect for the rights of women and working conscientiously to remove all barriers that prevent Nigerian women from realising their universal rights,” and concluded by adding 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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