Senator Oduah Says 35% Affirmative Action for Women to be Reintroduced to the Senate

The Nigerian Senate is now set for the reintroduction of the bill for 35 per cent affirmation action for women as Ministers as well as 20 per cent for women as Commissioners in the state.

The Sentor Representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Chief Mrs Stella Oduah, made the revelation in Abuja at a news briefing as part of activities to commemorate this years International Women’s Day.

Senator Oduah explained that the bill which was rejected by the Senate in July last year during the amendment of the constitution will be reintroduced and forwarded to the 36 states Assembly for endorsement.

Senator Oduah who is also the President of ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association said gender should not be an obstacle to the empowerment of women and urged Nigerian women to participate fully in the upcoming elections.

The high ranking Senator Oduah clarified that the United Nations has anchored the progress of any nation to the development of women.

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