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President Buhari expresses solidarity against gender-based violence

by Hannatu Sulaiman Abba
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Nigerian women as they observe 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 2021.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s media aide said in a statement issued in Abuja that the president expressed the solidarity when he received the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen who visited him.

“Women are the bedrock of the society and are largely responsible for stabilising the home front.

“My faith in the capability of Nigerian women remains steadfast as exemplified by the key positions they occupy in the present administration.

“I assure you that I will always be here for you and you can count on my support in your activities,’’ Adesina quoted President Buhari as saying.

The minister had briefed President Buhari on various enlightenment activities of her ministry towards the international campaign.

She explained that the 16-day activism has “Orange the World: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!’’ as its theme.

It began on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and would continue until Friday, Dec. 10, the World Human Rights Day.

Tallen presented the president with commemorative items to mark his identification with Nigerian women. (NAN)

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