By Jude Atupulazi
The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, says the role of women in Nation building is pivotal.
Governor Soludo stated this in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime, while joining the women to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, usually observed on 8, March, 2023.
The Governor celebrated Anambra women in particular for playing outstanding role in service and development and progress of the state.
‘I appreciate the hard work and dedication of women all over the world, particularly Anambra women, who are unrelenting in their pursuit of an excellent society,’ Soludo stated.
Governor Soludo in the statement also took pride in working and associating with some of Anambra’s brightest women as members of his cabinet and other areas and thanked them for rendering selfless service to the state and society.
He pledged the continued commitment of his administration in promoting gender equality, adherence to women’s rights and women participation in governance.
The theme of the 2023 International Women’s Day was, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. It highlighted the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and development needs of women and girls.
According to the Governor, this year’s theme tied into his drive to raise a digital tribe of people who were competitive at home and exportable abroad.
He explained that it was the reason he was vigorously pursuing his agenda of everything technology and technology everywhere in the state.
The International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8 to recognize and honour the contributions of women in different fields across the world. The day also aims to highlight the achievements of women and raise awareness about women’s equality.