7 March 2021 By James Itodo
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian women as they celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day.
A statement signed by his special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi describes the theme of this year’s celebration, “Choose to Challenge”, as apt in reminding the society of the pivotal roles women play in the family and in nation-building and the need to pay attention to the challenges confronting them.
According to the statement Women play indispensable roles in private and public lives and deserve full support and respect of society for those roles.
It notes that Our women also deserve support and encouragement to participate without discrimination or inhibitions in governance and public affairs in general.
“Our public policies should therefore deliberately seek to get the best from them for the peace and progress of our country,” Lawan said.
The statement further says that the National Assembly would always promote and defend the rights and interests of Nigerian women and fight anything that stands against their well-being and aspirations.