President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed solidarity with Nigerian women as they observe 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence from November 25 to December 10.
Buhari’s Media Aide Femi Adesina in a statement in Abuja said the President expressed the solidarity when he received the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen who visited him.
He stressed that Women are the bedrock of the society and are largely responsible for stabilising the home front, noting that “Nigerian women remains steadfast as exemplified by the key positions they occupy in the present administration.
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.
Tallen presented the president with commemorative items to mark his identification with Nigerian women.
It began on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and would continue until Friday, December 10, the World Human Rights Day.