A serving senator, Remi Tinubu has admonished men to get involved in the campaign to promote the rights of women, reduce gender-based violence and ensure equal opportunities for all.
The wife of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congres (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu made this call in a statement in Lagos on Thursday, on the commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day.
The theme for this year ‘s International Women’s Day is ‘Balance for Better’.
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 stratum 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.”
Tinubu also called on Nigerian women to ensure they get involved actively in the social, political and economic life of the country.