Mother’s Day: Jonathan promises greater affirmative action for women

President Goodluck Jonathan has wished all mothers in Nigeria a very happy Mothers’ Day celebration.

In a statement by his spokesperon, Reuben Abati, the president said as the country marked the day set aside worldwide to commemorate mothers and their great, unique and indispensable service to humanity, he was saluting all Nigerian women and mothers.

The President assured them that the Federal Government would continue to do all within its powers to further empower them to play their immense, God-given  role for the greater glory of our dear nation.

President Jonathan  reaffirmed that his administration will continue to progressively strengthen  its affirmative actions in favour of girls, women and mothers while intensifying its actions aimed at promoting gender equality in the nation.

The President, who attended a special service at the Presidential Villa to commemorate Mothers’ Day with his mother, Eunice Jonathan, and the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, prayed that God Almighty would bless all Nigerian mothers mightily and reward them for the immense love and care with which they continue to nurture and raise worthy children on whom the future prospects of our great nation will depend.
Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)


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  • Northerner

    Too little too late GEJ! Promise after promise! Lie after lie! GEJ can’t live for a week without lying to 160million people!

    • Mariama(Retired Colonel)

      Just shut up your foul mouth. GEJ has ensured that women are represented in practically all spheres of society in the country. Just look at the important positions held by women and then add to that the fact that the army now has women cadets. This is only the beginning of a good thing. The days of holding women down in purdah are behind us.If a moron like you can even type a sentence or two then a woman can even do better. I call on all Nigerian women to look at the facts on the ground before voting. Do you want to go back to the days when you had no voice or do you want to continue the progress started by this president? The choice is clear. GEJ ON 28 MARCH, 2015.Stop that male chauvinist dead in his tracks.

  • michaelnze

    Affirmative action for women may be elitist in nature. What nigerian women need is good healthcare system to reduce the intolerable levels of maternal and child mortality rates which is disgracefully one of the highest in the world. Pregnant Women need to be protected from their employers and other laws that are discriminating against women should be changed. If any government loves women at all, the amount of money wasted in this country can easily fix these problems

  • Spoken word

    Please I need to know if Jonathan’s mama dey wear pampers too.

  • Fairgame

    Thank you Mr President for considering Nigerian women worth more than baby making factories. Those who say women belong only to the kitchen or purdah will never rule Nigeria.

  • Dazmillion

    If by greater affirmative action for women you mean more of corrupt women like Madam Alison aka diamonds are a girls best friend, No thank you Mr Jonathan