The President of the Senate, Alhaji Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian women as they celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day.
Lawan, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr Ola Awoniyi, described the theme of this year’s celebration, “Choose to Challenge”, as apt in reminding the society of the pivotal roles women play in the family and the nation.
“Women play indispensable roles in private and public lives and deserve full support and respect of society for those roles.
“Our women also deserve support and encouragement to participate without discrimination or inhibitions in governance and public affairs in general.
“Our public policies should, therefore, deliberately seek to get the best from them for the peace and progress of our country,” Lawan said.
The Senate President said the National Assembly would always promote and defend the rights and interests of the Nigerian women and fight anything that stood against their wellbeing and aspirations.