The World Grand President, International Chartered World Learned Society (ICWLS), UNESCO Laureate, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, has identified with Women globally on the International Womens’ Day celebration, 8 March 2021.
The World Grand President, and UNESCO Laureate, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, who had always advocated for the achievement of the 17goals of the Sustainable Development Goals around the world disclosed this release to journalists today 8th March 2021 in Abuja.
Knowing fully well that this year’s International Women’s Day theme is, “ChooseToChallenge
A challenged”, had actively engaged Women in a usual manner as to correcting some ills all around the world through the instrumentality of pressure groups, protests and other legally widows around the globe.
” Every year, March 8 is observed globally as International Women’s Day. The theme for 2021 is Choose to Challenge.
The celebration provides ample opportunity to reflect on how women are honoured”.
The World Grand President and UNESCO Laureate, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, in his release had applauded the Nigeria First Lady, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari for her doggedness and resilient efforts in empowering other women even to International offices.
Prof. Bashiru giving an insight on the history about women’s day to get a lot of women informed and see reasons why they should challenge the challenges challenging the earth today elucidated that,
” Chinese communists took up International Women’s Day in 1922 and officially recognized the holiday following their victory in the Chinese Civil War in 1949. Celebrations remained confined to communist dictatorships and their fellow travelers living in free countries until the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day in 1975. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
“The Soviet Union continued to celebrate the holiday that initiated its empire throughout seven horrifying decades of communist rule as Stalin’s purges, famines, and deportations murdered 50 million Russian subjects; his pact with Hitler initiated World War II; Nikita Khrushchev’s belligerence nearly torched the world in the nuclear holocaust; and the Kremlin enslaved one-sixth of the globe behind an Iron Curtain, to name the highlights.
“There is a curious historical parallel that, just as the first woman plunged mankind from Edenic paradise, International Women’s Day condemned humanity to unprecedented horror in the twentieth century”.
Prof. Bashiru, in his release, commended the Nigeria First Lady, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari over the fits attained in the struggle for more women in national and international offices, “Deputy UN Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Sadiya Umar Farouq, Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Ngozi Okonja Iweala over her appointment as the World Trade Organization’s Director-General,
Pauline Tallen, Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Sharon Ikeazor, Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Gbemisola Saraki, Honourable Minister of State for Transportation, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Honourable Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Folashade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mariam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President, Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, and Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Hadiza Bala-Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson and CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Chioma Ejikeme, Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Aisha Dahir-Umar, Director-General, National Pension Commission, Jummai A.M. Audi, Chairperson, Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC), Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Gloria Akobundu, National Coordinator/Chief Executive of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Nigeria, Nnenna Akajemeli, National Coordinator/CEO, SERVICOM , Folashade Joseph, Managing Director, Nigeria Agriculture Insurance Corporation (NAIC), Cecilia Gaya, Director-General, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Ronke Sokefun, Chairperson, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Oge Modie, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Strategic Communications, Moji Rhodes. Senior Special Assistant on Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, Bank of Industry (Oversees the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, GEEP), Stella Okotete, Executive Director, Business Development, NEXIM Bank, Omolola Abiola-Edewor, Executive Director, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Imaan Sulaiman–Ibrahim, Director-General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)
” We also commend our father, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari for the support he has given women in the country”.