As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2023 international women’s day, the federal government has encouraged Nigerian women to take advantage of several opportunities open to them in all spheres of life.
Minister of youth and sports Development, Sunday Dare who spoke at the annual football tournament to commemorate the day in Abuja said there are no more barriers for women in achieving their life endeavours, especially in the world of sports.
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Sporting activities have been identified as important elements that can unify a heterogenous society like Nigeria. At this year’s international women’s day celebration, women of different professional categories are gathered to compete among themselves using football to mark the achievements of women.
Over the years, women have encountered some sort of deprivation when compared with their male counterparts. Today, however, society seems to have realized women’s prowess and the need to give them more opportunities to harness their potential.
The international women’s day was Officially recognized by the UN in 1977 to acknowledge women’s achievements. The event is marked on March 8, every year.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma