The Coalition for the Inclusive of Women in Governance (CIWG) on Thursday shutdown the National Assembly complex demanding for at least 50 per cent affirmative appointment’s of women in the new cabinet.
The President of the Coalition, Dr. Asmau Adamu led the Coalition to the National Assembly in Abuja, said, “We are questing for more women representation at the leadership of the 9 National Assembly and more women appointed in the new cabinet and appointed in to the leadership position in both the public and the private sector.
“Our prayer is higher number of women to be appointed as Ministers. Board Chair, Heads of Agencies and Director
Generals of MDAs irrespective of the zoning formula, demand same at state level.
“For Nigeria to be compliant with the United Nations requirements and its own gender policy, we are demanding a 50% affirmative action to reflect in the new appointment in the 9th Republic,” she said.
According to her, if more women are given an opportunity, Nigeria’s development will be faster and more inclusive. Across the globe Nigerian women have demonstrated skills and leadership in different sectors.
Also speaking, the women mobilizer of the Coalition, Hajia Aishatu Adamu said, “We are requesting that representation of women should be cut across the geo-political of the country.
“Record has shown that most women in leadership positions even in this administration have demonstrated high quality skills, women are discipline and strength in carrying out their duties for the development of the country,”