The Senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, has charged Nigerian women to rise up and equip themselves to fill gaps in politics, public office, and management.
Oluremi, who is the wife of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Bola Tinubu also said that men have a role to play in adequately entrenching the rights of women in society to ensure equal opportunities for all.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the senator disclosed this in a statement she issued in Lagos on Thursday to commemorate the 2019 International Women’s Day.
She said: “I celebrate with Nigerian Women all over the world on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 2019.
“Beyond the recognition of the struggles and achievements of womenfolk, it is a celebration of womanhood – her strength, resilience, power and doggedness.
”The commemoration is a pointer to the way forward in the quest for the protection of rights of women and a reminder that we must devise new strategies in the pursuit of gender equity and balance.
“Conscripting men into gender-based discussions and actions will enable us address issues of gender disparity, equality in every strata of life, ensure gender balance in government, employment, remuneration of employees and wealth creation.
“Thus, I enjoin men to speak up in support of Women. Gender balance will benefit us all and our Nation as a whole.
“This can only be done if we are all ready to make a difference, speak up for worthy causes and impact on our immediate communities, the type of change we wish to see.
“Thus, I congratulate you all once again and assure you of my unwavering commitment to the empowerment of Nigerian Women.”