Honouring Gender Affirmation In Nigeria By Margaret Adeyi

For the very first time, concerted efforts were made by a government institution to increase the level of participation of women in politics in line with the declaration made at the fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, which advocated 30 per cent affirmative action. Women in Nigeria and most African countries have been politically considered endangered species and their low participation in government and politics is often associated with culture, religious and economic constraints, which largely flow from male chauvinism. Nigeria, over long years, has continued to record the…

Minister lauds Gov AbdulRazaq over appointment of 12 female Perm Secs

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen has applauded Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his consistent promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in the state. “As an ambassador for women advancement and a worthy HEforSHE Champion, your passion for gender balance and equity in recent appointment of 12 female permanent secretaries cannot be overemphasised,” Tallen said in a commendation letter to the Governor. “Nigerian women immensely appreciate you for further justifying the confidence reposed in you and your award as a ‘HEforSHE Governor and Social Investment Champion’…