Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that women occupy strategic positions in the party.
This was stated on Tuesday by Aisha at the maiden edition of the APC national women conference which held in Abuja.
She said the future of Nigeria depends on the potentials of women, adding that the APC must move beyond “paying lip service” to women involvement in governance.
“This is the first time the national women conference of the APC is being held to establish our commitment to setting the position of women in matters of national importance, especially in increasing the visibility of women, positioning women for future political offices, and encouraging them to aspire more towards the progress of our great party,” she said.
“Since 2015, I’ve had the privilege of engaging Nigerian women across the entire country. My conviction is that Nigeria’s future is entirely dependent on actually using the potentials of our women.
“It is no mere coincidence that parties that have grown strong, prosperous and influential have prioritised women’s participation in national building.