Gender bills: Don’t limit women’s participation in politics, Obaseki tells National Assembly

Written by on March 4, 2022

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has lampooned the National Assembly for rejecting five bills seeking affirmative action and inclusion for women in politics and other spheres of the society.

This is as he asked the lawmakers to reconsider the bills aimed at providing more access for women to participate in politics and contribute their quota to the development of the country.

Obaseki’s position was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media, Crusoe Osagie, titled, ‘Obaseki flays unconscionable denial of women representation in Nigeria’s democracy’.

According to him, the recent developments at the National Assembly, in which 5 bills seeking affirmative action and inclusion for women were vehemently shut down by members, is most regrettable and unsettling.

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