by Alkasim Abdulkadir
The Chairperson of Better Life for the African Rural Woman and founder of the Aisha Babangida Youth Leadership Series has tasked the three tiers of governments in Nigeria and in Africa to invest more in the education of girls and women.
According to Babangida Nigeria must strive to meet UNESCO’s budgetary appropriation for education and must continue to advocate for the right of the girl child to education. She made the assertion to mark the 2015 International Women’s day celebrated globally on 8th March in Abuja.
For 2015 the celebration will draw attention to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, with a call from the UN Women’s Beijing +20 Campaign “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
Babangida also used this year’s celebration to commemorate women who have achieved milestones in Nigeria -in academics, grass roots development, banking, politics and medicine.
She urged women to continue to mobilize support for one another in other to grow together. She also singled out the ordinary woman for being steadfast against the odds of societal and economic alienation. She further called on stakeholders to do more for the empowerment of women across board.
International Women’s Day (IWD), is celebrated on the 8 of March every year. In different parts of the world the celebrations ranges from celebration of women’s achievements in economic, political and social spheres to showing them love and appreciation.