A political analyst, Mohammed Muazu, has called for more commitment to educate and liberate women from the North to take up more leadership positions and be involved in decision making.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday, Muazu who said he was passionate about women empowerment, said for too long, women had been held in shackles and limited from participations.
From education to political participation and leadership, he stressed that women cannot continue to be held down, adding that there can be no effective development without them.
“Investing in girls and women creates a ripple effect that yields multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but also for families, communities, and the nation’s economy.
“From the local to the global level, women’s leadership and political participation are restricted especially in the Arewa society,” he said.
He described as laughable the situation where some men in the North disapprove of male doctors operating or treating their wives but antagonistic to allowing girls advance career wise into the medical, technological and entrepreneurial pursuit.