Elections: Envoy tells women to support themselves

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Laure Beaufils, British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria.

The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Laure Beaufils on Tuesday urged Nigerian women to organise and vote for themselves in the 2019 elections to increase their participation in governance.

Beaufils gave the advice at One Day Stakeholders Workshop on “Enhancing Women Participation in the Electoral Process’’ organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with Lagos State Gender Advocacy Team (LASGAT) in Lagos.

The deputy high commissioner, who spoke on a topic “Mobilising Women for Active Participation in Electoral Process’’ urged Nigerian women to support themselves during elections.

“It is actually central to have more women in politics, more women in government because women bring a different perspective and a different history and experience of…

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