President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerian women would continue to have pride of place in his administration.
He said this at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima.
“Women hold strategic positions in this administration. The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is headed by a woman.
“The Civil Service of the Federation is headed by a woman. And many others like that. We will continue to do our best to empower our women,” President Buhari said.
The president said Nigeria had lost good opportunities for infrastructure renewal.
He, however, said that “we can’t continue to cry over spilt milk. We are now doing our best in concert with some developed countries.”
The UNAIDS Executive Director described Buhari as “a Nigerian and African hero,” stating that exploits by Nigeria in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV/AIDS are quite commendable.
“I salute your leadership in Nigeria and Africa. It is very robust. I praise you for it,” Byanyima added.