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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

…C’ttee advocates increased inclusion of women in politics

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By Hassan Haruna Ginsau

The Committee on social sector at the on-going National conference has proposed greater inclusion and participation of Nigerian women in the country’s political activities.

Speaking on the main issues discussed during the committee’s deliberations on Wednesday, a member of the committee, Ibrahim Bunu Sheriff said the committee finished their deliberations on the committee assignments and had given great emphasis to women’s rights.

Said Sheriff; “We want to give women a number of rights, in particular for them (women) to have equal opportunity with men in the workplace, and for them to be given more opportunity to enter politics.

Due to the current nature of the country’s political landscape, a lot of women are unable to enter politics, therefore they need some assistance in the way of making some changes in order for them to participate in politics like their male counterparts, and ensure that their concerns are made public.”

Speaking on the security situation in the nation, Sheriff, an indigene of Borno state noted that everybody knows what is happening in Nigeria, and in particular, Borno State. He said that the nation’s security forces have shown no signs of urgency, because when the Boko Haram insurgency started, they (Boko Haram) weren’t as strong as they are now.

The government should know that there are rights over them concerning the safeguarding of its citizens, property, and lives. That is the essential role of the Government, and they should make sure they fulfil it, Sheriff stated.


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