IWD 2024: Wife Of Rivers Gov, Valerie Fubara Advocates For Gender Equality

Today marks the International Women’s Day wherein women all over the world celebrate to make the day remarkable in line with the protection of the Girl child and womanhood in general, also projecting equality with the male counterpart. Today is a day the womanhood demand respect for our mothers, sisters and should be celebrated because of their contributions to economic and political growth and development of the society.

To this end , the Rivers State first lady and wife of Governor Sir. Sim Fubara, Lady Valerie Fubara in her goodwill message to Rivers Women stressed that the 2024 International Women’s Day represents the true essence of struggle for gender equality.
Lady Valerie made this known in Port Harcourt today as she celebrates women on International Women’s Day praising women for their resilience and immeasurable contributions to the society.

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In a message to mark the 2024 International Women’s Day, the Rivers State First Lady stated, “On this special occasion of the 2024 International Women’s Day, I join the rest of the world to celebrate our esteemed women for the exceptional qualities and contributions to the wellbeing of our society”.
She stressed that this year’s celebration represents the true essence of the struggle for gender equality, hinging on inspiring inclusion, as well as the captivating slogan, “Investing in Women, Accelerate Progress”.
She stated that women has always been the epitome of strength and resilience which are valuable characteristics that accelerate Progress in society and calls on women to always be resolute in what they do to impact the society positively.

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A NAWOJ member and senior reporter of News Agency of Nigeria, Lizy Ikuru in a phone chat with our reporters states that the significance of today’s celebration is basically to appreciate the contribution of women in nation building, and encourage girl child education and women empowerment, stressing that it is an avenue to speak against gender violence and gender inequality.
According to her, a lot of Nigerian women like Okonjo Iweala, Late Dora Akunyiri, and a host of other Nigerian women made enviable strides in the economy and stability of the country.

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By Bestman Orji & Jane Nzeuzor PH