IWD 2024: Akpabio extols Nigerian women as a complete package, unique class

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, has extended his congratulations to women worldwide on the occasion of the 2024 International Day of Women (March 8), emphasizing their deserving of utmost respect. 

In a statement released to honor and celebrate women, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, Akpabio specifically commended Nigerian women, describing them as a complete package and a unique class deserving of recognition and admiration.

Eulogising the resilient spirit of the Nigerian woman, Akpabio appreciated their daily struggles, describing them as resilient, industrious, and unwavering.

He said the theme of this year's celebration "Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress" was apt because no nation succeeds without investing in women as it is popularly agreed that "train a woman and you train a nation.”

The Senate President assured that the National Assembly under his chairmanship will continue to advocate for the improved welfare of our women, adding that "We are very conscious that failure to invest in women is akin to killing development and destroying a nation."

According to him, the campaign theme of the 2024 IWD celebration, "Inspire inclusion" was in tune with the thinking of the 10th Senate, which is working assiduously to enact laws that would increase girl-child enrollment in school, fight against sexual exploitation and generally give what is due to the womenfolk.

"I wish to use the occasion of this year's International Women's Day to proudly celebrate our women- mothers and sisters. On behalf of my family, constituents, the Senate, and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I sincerely wish our women a peaceful and fruitful celebration.

"I must say you are the best and I sincerely appreciate you.”
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