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Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dr. Mairo Almakura has advocated the empowerment of women and girls to ensure quality participation in decision-making at all levels.
Dr. Mairo Almakura who made this known while commemorating the 2021 International Women’s Day commended women for their visible contribution in the sustenance of peace at national and continental levels, noted that guaranteeing women’s rights was fundamental to Africa’s progress on peace, security, and human rights.
The Special Assistant explained that African women on a day when the globe celebrated women, deserved to be celebrated as they demonstrated effective leadership facing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic with strength and courage.
On the issue of gender-based violence, Dr. Mairo Almakura called on all stakeholders to contribute towards bringing an end to the negative trend.