Group Urges FG To Implement 30% Affirmation For Women In Places Of Authority

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By Perpetua Onuegbu

The Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN) has urged the Federal Government to implement the policy on 30 per cent affirmation for women to occupy positions of authority.

The President of the association, Dr Elizabeth Eterigho, made the call at a news conference to announce their forthcoming International Conference and Exhibition as well as their 40th Anniversary, with the theme “Our voice, our strength and our future”.

Eterigho while urging the Federal Government to implement the policy on 30 per cent affirmation tasked women to make themselves relevant in management and administrative positions.

“We have started this fight and that was what made COREN approve a position of a woman in NSE today and in everything you do now there must be 30 per cent female representation.

“We are on it, not just in awarding contracts alone but even in the office when it comes to administration.

“We carried out a study of database of female…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria