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Buhari: Women can’t be deprived for much longer


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that women are not where they should be but can not be deprived for much longer.

This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

According to the statement, the president who is felicitating with women in commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 said the celebration under the hashtag #BreaktheBias, and the theme; ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ is an opportunity to reflect on the vital roles women play in society, homes, governance, the professions, and in all walks of life.

He said women are not where they should be yet in different spheres of endeavor, but that he believes 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 statement reads.

“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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