Int’l Women’s Day: Reps Speaker Restates Commitment to Women Dev, Inclusion


The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has restated his commitment to empowering and including women in politics and governance, as the world marks the International Women’s Day on Friday.


The United Nations has designated the theme: ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ for the 2024 edition of the International Women’s Day.


Speaker Abbas, while congratulating women in Nigeria, Africa, and across the world, noted their immeasurable contributions to society, starting as mothers in the homes, who raise leaders.


The Speaker described women as critical stakeholders in any community, adding that they are strong pillars in the sustenance of homes and the development of any country.


Speaker Abbas noted that his strong passion for women’s growth and development necessitated his insistence on revisiting the passage of gender-related bills in the ongoing amendments to the 1999 Constitution.


“It is my hope that the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution will empower women and place them in a better place in the polity,” Speaker Abbas said.


Meanwhile, the National Assembly will on Friday hold an International Women’s Day Conference themed: ‘Inspire Inclusion: Women Representation, Peace, Security, and Empowerment Driving Reform through Advocacy.’


President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and Speaker of the House, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, will co-host the event at the National Assembly Library.


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