The federal ministry of women affairs has applauded American voters for voting the first black woman as vice president in a historic election that witnessed unprecedented turn out of voters.
A statement signed by the minister of women affairs Dame Pauline Tallen and made available to FACT-CHECKNEWS.COM said, “today history has been made. Americans have spoken and demonstrated the value women bring to governance as Kamara Harris emerges not just as the first woman but as the first black woman to be elected Vice President of America.
” Her emergence is a further affirmation that this is the time for women to take their rightful place in all governance processes.
” 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 economies of nations; including Nigeria.
” Added, in Nigeria, the victory of the 35 years old Ms. Esther Agbaje as the first Nigerian-American in the Minnesota legislature is heartwarming and deserving of our celebration.
” And, so, with overwhelming joy in my heart, in solidarity with American voters, and on behalf of Nigerian Women and the girl-child, I see a renewed hope for women in the Nigerian political space as we continue to lend our voices and galvanize acceptance of women in redefining our society.
” I am confident of better days ahead for the women and youth of this country,” Tallen said.