In commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, First Lady Aisha Buhari has finally spoken after a long while.
According to the First Lady, the Day offers an opportunity to review and reflect on progress made on women and girls’ issues.
Aisha noted that this year’s theme is a strong call to appreciate women and girls’ efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
She added that the pandemic had a massive impact on women, education, careers, job, hence, the need to continue spreading the message of COVID-19 protocol and supporting people affected by the pandemic’s adverse effects.
Meanwhile, Aisha stated that women and girls in Nigeria have continued to suffer abductions at both the hands of insurgents and bandits.
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The First Lady opined that she share the sorrow and agony of the victims and their families, adding that she is aware of the impact the abductions could have in reverting many successes the country had achieved in terms of girl-child education and early marriages.
However, she called on all stakeholders to continue to exert their different levels of influence and bring these abductions to an end to ensure the country’s safety.
This year’s theme is Women in Leadership; Achieving an Equal Future in COVID-19 World.