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April 23, 2024
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Mandate Secretary, Women Affairs, FCT Administration, Mrs Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi (4th from left), and Wife of former Vice President, Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo (middle), and other women at an event to commemorate the 2024 International Women’s Day in Abuja.

IWD: First Lady urges women to support, inspire one another

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By Philip Yatai

The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has called on women to support and inspire one another to strengthen the push for gender equality and inclusive society.

The President’s wife made the call at an event organised by an NGO, Women Helping Hand Initiative, to celebrate the 2024 International Women’s Day, on Saturday in Abuja.

Mrs Tinubu, who was represented by Mrs Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, the Mandate Secretary, Women Affairs Secretariat, FCT Administration, said that women were facing discrimination, violence, and deprivation, stressing the need for women supporting women.

“Women have been overcoming obstacles through resilience and determination in their various fields of endeavours.

“As we reflect on the progress we have made, we must also acknowledge the challenges that still lie ahead.

“Women have continued to face discrimination in many areas of their lives, and it is a collective responsibility to work towards a future where every woman can fulfill her potential,” she said.

The first lady commended the founder of the NGO, Wife of former Vice-President, Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, for supporting women through educational support, advocacy, and community outreach.

Also speaking, Mrs Osinbajo also re-echoed the first lady’s call for women to support women, girls, and other vulnerable groups.

She emphasised the importance of collective action to address the needs of vulnerable women and girls, considering the obstacles such individuals encounter in life.

She explained that the  NGO was established to assist women, children, and young adults through mentoring, skill acquisition, counselling, and rehabilitation. (NAN)

Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani

Philip Daniel Yatai

Principal Correspondent, NAN Abuja
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