I am very delighted to be with you this morning to celebrate the beautiful and diligent ladies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as we commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day.
I would like to specially appreciate our esteemed guests, especially, the Honourable Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed for taking time to be here despite her busy schedule.
As you are aware, the International Women’s Day provides a platform not only to reflect on the progress made so far but to raise awareness and renew commitment to advancing gender parity and women empowerment.
The global theme for the 2019 International Women’s Day which is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” focuses on innovative ways of advancing gender equality and women empowerment. However, the Central Bank of Nigeria has adopted “Investing for Equality” as its local theme. This theme is particularly apt and timely, as it allows us to strengthen our commitment to empowering…