IWD: UN calls for more women representation in Nigeria’s politics


By Justina Auta

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called on the Federal Government to scale up efforts at ensuring a more robust participation of women in politics and in political office holding.

Kallon made the call at a National Policy Dialogue in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, (IWD) held in Abuja with the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.”

The IWD is celebrated globally every March 8 in recognition of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and also a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

According to the coordinator, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed systemic inequalities around the world, particularly on the vulnerable children, older persons, persons with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, youths, low income earners and others.

He, therefore, advocated the need for Nigeria to adopt the Gender and Equal…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria