Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Women seek greater participation in governance

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Women in ondo state have appealed for greater consideration in appointment to positions of responsibility in governance in line with global best practices.

This is in line with the national clamour by women groups in the country who have been advocating for realization of the 35 percent affirmative action in appointment of women into leadership positions by meeting minds with Political leaders and groups.

Orange FM’s Oluseye Akinwalere reports that in every political process, especially, during campaigns, women form a huge chunk of followers and often times, they create special feature, thus adding glamour to the process.

In Nigeria since the first republic, the dream of Nigerian women becoming the number one citizen has remained tall even though they have been elected House of Representatives’ Speaker, Ministers, Deputy Governors and Council chairpersons.

A women issues advocate, Princess Olubunmi Osadahun and chairperson NAWOJ in Ondo state, Doris Olumoko said more women should be considered for elective and appointive positions.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Gender Research and Documentation, Tope Daniyan enjoined women to actively participate in politics without being intimidated by the men folk

Others said women should learn to help one another into positions of authority.