From Atiku Sarki, Abuja
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Dame Pauline K. Tallen has said that history has been made and the value of women brought to governance as Karama Harris emerged not just as the first woman but as the first black woman to be elected Vice President of America.
In a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Abuja, the minister said Karama’s emergence is a further affirmation that this is the time for women to take their rightful place in all governance processes.
She said, with overwhelming joy in her heart and in solidarity with American voters and on behalf of nation’s women and girl child, she saw a renewed hope for women in the country’s political space as they continue to lend their voices and galvanize acceptance of women in redefining our society.
“As we celebrate this victory, let this be a wake up call to nations and particularly to women around the globe, that this is indeed a new dawn where only the participation of women in the global political space can change and shape the economics of Nations, including Nigeria.
“In Nigeria, the victory of 35 years old Ms. Esther Agbaje as the first Nigerian-American in the Minnesota Legislature is heartwarming and deserving of our celebration,” she said.
The minister also said that she has the confidence of better days ahead for the women and youths of this country.