The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has charged Nigerian women to be diligent and committed as they prepare for the 2023 elections.
Hajiya Sadiya made the call at the APC Women’s National Conference in Abuja.
The Minister also urged the delegates to be dedicated and committed to earn recognition and appreciation.
“In my office, about 80% of my team are women. They are very hard working and committed women, as women, we have to work extra hard. We have to work ten times more than our male counterparts before we can even earn recognition, let alone be appreciated. So the keywords here are for you to be focussed and determined to be able to give your best and by God’s grace, you will be recognized”.
Earlier, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan thanked Nigerian women for their contributions to the country’s democracy.
Senator Lawan noted that there would be no nation without the immense contributions of Nigerian women to national development and urged them to support one another in the upcoming elections.
Women leaders and political gladiators across the country are participating in a two-day Conference to deliberate on the role of women in the upcoming elections.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing by Daniel Adejo