President Muhammadu Buhari says his Nigerian women will continue to have pride of place in his administration.
The president said this on Tuesday when he received the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Mrs. Winnie Byanyima, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
A statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying that his administration would continue to empower Nigerian women.
Buhari noted that the country lost good opportunities, ‘but we can’t continue to cry over spilt milk. We are now doing our best in concert with some developed countries.”
Byanyima described Buhari as “a Nigerian and African hero,” stating that the exploits by Nigeria in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV/AIDS are quite commendable.
She urged Nigeria to ensure high level representation at the special meeting on HIV/AIDS by the United Nations in June, adding that it is meant to renew the resolve by the world to eliminate AIDS by 2030.
“Nigeria has great women. I admire this country. Please open more space for them in active politics,” she said.