The Ambassador of the European Union to Nigeria Ketil Karlsen has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria and civil societies to focus on and prioritise the rights of women and girls.

Karlsen made the call during an interview in Abuja before the famed Nigerian stage play “Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True” organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria.

He said the just concluded election illustrates the marginalisation of women in the Nigerian society as well as statistics showing out of school girls and sexually assaulted women.

The Envoy emphasized on the importance of promoting and showcasing rights for women and girls every day of the year through different initiatives. The live performance was organized as part of events to mark the International Women’s Day 2019.