Youngstars Development Initiative (YDI), a non government organisation collaboration with United Nations (UN) Women has urged women to participate in politics.
The Deputy Representative of UN women, Mr. Lansana Wonneh who made the call at the launch of “Showcasing Her Ability in Political Engagement (SHAPE) Book” organized by Youngstars Foundation for women participation in politics, in Abuja.
Wonneh said, “In Nigeria where we have about two million population and 50% of the population are women, we only have 6.7% of women in appointed or elected position in government.
“There is no record that said women should be behind in politics, our history say women should play a leader rule in this continent,” he said.
He noted that, Nigeria women are doing well in economic, social life and music, but men have put women outside on politics.
In her parts, APC Candidate from Okrika and Ogubolo Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Hon Dame Maureen Tamuno who was the book reviewer said the book SHAPE is aimed at reducing the inherent inequality evident in Nigeria’s political landscape through the power of positive narrative of the impactful excellence exhibited by women who have worked ceaselessly to change the odds.
She urged women to go into politics where they can discuss on the interest of women and also be on the table where their voice will be heard.
Also the Convener and founder of Youngstars Foundation Mr. Kingsley Bangwell said the book will address challenger that Nigerian female in politics face across the country.