Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, has assured of her continued commitment to the advancement of rights and causes of womenfolk in Nigeria.
Tinubu gave the assurance in a message on Sunday in commemoration of the March 8, International Women’s Day, felicitating with Nigerian women both at home and in Diaspora.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the global UN theme for the 2021 celebration is: “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”.
“Unfortunately for us in Nigeria, in addition to the effects of COVID-19, we have other issues including but not limited to insurgency and banditry to contend with.
“The effect on our younger generations, particularly the girls, some of whom are still being held by their abductors is unimaginable.
She urged governments to ensure a viable nation where young girls and women could wake up, secure, happy and proud to be Nigerian.
Tinubu urged Nigerian women to support and empower each other.
She asked: What role are you playing to challenge gender biases and discrimination in your community?
“Are you still conforming to gender stereotypes? What are you doing to ensure that girls and women around you have a voice and can use it effectively?
“I challenge men and women alike to support women and their causes.”
She, however, condemned in absolute terms all forms of gender based violence and crimes against women, urging all to create an environment that ensured women could flourish and thrive.
“I look forward to a world that is safe for our daughters, sisters and mothers; and assure you of my continued commitment to the advancement of rights and causes of womenfolk.
“I congratulate you all and wish you Happy International Women’s Day,” she said. (NAN)