Nigeria has been elected as a member of the Communication Committee of the 63rd Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

This was revealed by the Chairperson of the 63rd Conference on the Status of Women, Geradine Byrne, at the ongoing meeting of the Commission.

The Chairperson said that the election of Nigeria to serve in the communication committee was in recognition of the country’s leading commitment in the struggle for the elimination of all forms of violence against women in Africa.

In a speech delivered at the Conference, on behalf of the African Union AU, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Abubakar, said that Nigeria would never relent in the quest to make the country and indeed Africa a Gender-friendly society.

The minister, however, cautioned that Africa would not witness any meaningful social-political development until such a time that the concern of women was put on the front burner in African nations’ policy, planning and implementation.