President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration worked with Nigeria’s brightest women and he is proud of the feat.
In a statement issued on Tuesday to commemorate International Women’s Day 2023, Buhari said his administration has prioritised women and girls’ empowerment through innovation and digital skills.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 annually.
Speaking on the 2023 theme, ‘DigitALL: innovation and technology for gender equality’, Buhari said women in leadership positions have contributed significantly to the development of the country through hard work and determination.
The statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari join Nigerian women in celebrating the International Women’s Day observed on March 8, recognizing the invaluable role women have played in advancing the progress of the country since independence.
The president said his government is committed to promoting gender equality, respect for the rights of women and working conscientiously to remove all barriers that prevent Nigerian women from realising their universal rights.
President Buhari said his government has established a ministry focused on using the digital economy to promote gender equality.