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APC Nationwide Ladies Chief advocates for extra ladies in FEC

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NAN reviews that the Day is used to mark ladies’s achievements, increase consciousness about discriminatory attitudes in opposition to ladies in addition to take motion for addressing gender parity.

The theme of the Day is “DigitAll: Innovation and expertise for gender equality.”


Edu, who’s a former Commissioner for Well being in Cross River, stated problems with Nigerian ladies should be mainstreamed and be on the entrance burner of States and Federal Authorities.

She hopes that in 2023, extra ladies could be empowered financially with the 35 per cent affirmative motion mainstreamed and carried out throughout board.

“On this new administration, we’d like extra ladies within the Federal Govt Council and all of the boards of parastatals have to be made up of 35 per cent ladies.

“Additionally, we’d like interventions and programmes from the Federal Authorities; we’d like quotas which can be particularly devoted to the ladies.


“Competence needs to be the watchword, we’d like ladies with capability, competence and might symbolize; we have now quite a lot of them within the society,” she stated.

She stated that the kidnapped Cross River Commissioner for Ladies Affairs, Dr Gertrude Njar, would quickly be free as efforts had been deliver made to rescue her safely.

Mrs Victoria Emmah, the Govt Director, Neighbourhood Care Effectively Basis, stated the IWD within the state remained a tragic event due to the kidnap of Njar.

Emmah, whose organisation had been caring for ladies and youngsters for over 20 years, stated that it has been 5 weeks since Njar was kidnapped.


“Till Nigeria recognises that girls are usually not solely meant to be within the kitchen and ‘the opposite room’ however within the boardrooms bringing significant methods to handle developmental points, we is not going to develop like different nations.

“Ladies needs to be allowed to take up positions like Prof. Dora Akunyili, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Oby Ezekwesili and lots of different ladies presently main enormous company establishments had proved that we will do it.”