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Buhari committed to women empowerment – Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that N1.6 billion was set aside for the National Women’s Empowerment Fund – the Jarin Mata fund. Acting President Yemi…

President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that N1.6 billion was set aside for the National Women’s Empowerment Fund – the Jarin Mata fund.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo explained yesterday on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day that the fund was to strengthen the economic capacity of Nigerian women.

Osinbajo said the present administration remained committed to protecting women from all forms of gender-based violence, especially those living “where the security situation is difficult and living conditions are challenging.”

The acting president assured that the Federal Government was determined to ensure that Nigerian women live to fulfil their aspirations in a peaceful and prosperous country.

“On International Women’s Day, I would like to, on behalf of the President, government and people of Nigeria, recognise and appreciate the very valuable work done, and role played by women in our country, over the years, since the struggle for independence,” he stated.