The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has called on women to continue to pray for an indivisible Nigeria, as the country marks her 61st independence anniversary.
Tallen made the appeal on Friday in a statement in Abuja in commemoration of the independence day celebration and the security challenges affecting the nation.
According to her, women are committed in the promotion of a true democracy that will increase more participation at the decision table and where their rights are treated as human rights.
“Though the country is currently experiencing serious security challenges with women and children bearing the brunt of the effects, Nigerian women will continue to pray for an indivisible Nigeria.”
“We remain committed in our unwavering support in the promotion of a true Democracy, with the hope that there would be more participation of women at the decision table and where their rights are treated as human rights,” she said.
The minister also expressed optimism that despite the challenges affecting the nation, the country would rise again through the sacrifices, doggedness and prayers of Nigerian women.
“In all aspects of National Development, even when hope is lost, Nigerian Women have continued to bridge the gap in projecting the positive image of our country.”
“Nigeria remains a great country with rich human and natural resources that gives it that unique pride of place in the Committee of Nations,” she said.
Tallen also commended President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and security personnel for their unwavering commitment to better the lots of women and children, including the girl-child, as well as other vulnerable groups for all the pro-women projects.