REPS DEMANDS 50 PERCENT ELECTIVE POSITION FOR WOMEN

Written by on November 27, 2019

The House of Representatives has demanded reservation of 50 per cent of elective positions in Nigeria for women although the United Nations’ affirmative action prescribes 35 per cent.

The Chairman, House Committee on Women in Parliament, Taiwo Oluga, said there is need to improve women’s participation in politics and governance in Nigeria.

She said despite  Nigeria‘s gender policy and its commitment to the global affirmative action, the national average of women’s participation in politics has never exceeded 6.7 per cent of both elective and appointive positions in the country.


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