President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has come out to say that women have to be at the centre of all national development issues for Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during his first official visit to Nigeria as President of the General Assembly.
According to him, steps must be taken to make sure no one is left behind in this journey.
His words, “If we must leave no one behind as the SDG theme says, then women must be at the centre of what we do.”
Tijjani emphasized the commitment of the assembly toward putting an end to all kinds of violence against women and children.
He added that their rights will always be promoted.
The UN Women’s Country Representative to Nigeria, Comfort Lamptey also said the government has to take care of the plights of women and kids in Nigeria.
Her words, “We must root out all forms of violence against women and children. We must invest in women empowerment and ensure that perpetrators were brought to justice, while victims were supported.”
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