International Women’s Day: Tinubu assures of commitment to women’s rights

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, has assured of her continued commitment 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 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”.

Tinubu noted that the theme reflects the novelty of the times we are in, and is a pointer the need further the cause of women in spite of the and the normal.

She for the urgent need for more women in leadership and management positions noting the importance of empowerment of women across board.

“Unfortunately for us in Nigeria, in addition to the effects of COVID-19, we have other issues including but not limited to insurgency and to contend with.

“The effect on our younger generations, particularly the girls, some of whom are still being held by their abductors is unimaginable.

“If we this scourge to ravage our nation, who would be left for us to bequeath anything at all,” Tinubu said.

She urged governments 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 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.

“As women, we also to show strength and courage, challenging assumptions and raising the bar in our homes, businesses, our chosen careers, management and public office.

“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)