Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has congratulated women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, noting that they play a critical role in nation-building.
Governor Soludo stated this in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime while joining the women to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day.
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The Governor celebrated Anambra women in particular for playing an outstanding role in the service and development and progress of the State.
He said: “I appreciate the hard work and dedication of women all over the world particularly Anambra women who are unrelenting in their pursuit of an excellent society.”
The Governor, who said he has demonstrated his belief in women by working and associating with some of Anambra’s brightest women as members of his cabinet and in other areas, thanked them for rendering selfless service to the State and society.
He pledged the continued commitment of his administration to promoting gender equality, adherence to women’s rights, and women’s participation in governance.
He called on Anambra women to come out en masse to vote for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Saturday, 11th March election, for continued development.
The theme of the 2023 International Women’s Day is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. It highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and development needs of women and girls.
According to the Governor, this year’s theme ties into his drive to raise a digital tribe of people who are competitive at home and exportable abroad.
He explained that it is the reason he is vigorously pursuing his agenda of everything technology and technology everywhere in the state.
International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8 to recognize and honour the contributions of women to different fields across the world. The day also aims to highlight the achievements of women and raise awareness about women’s equality.
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