ActionAid: 7 Women Ministerial Nominees,  Retrogressing on Inclusive Governance


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Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

ActionAid Nigeria has expressed disappointment on the number of women, as well as exclusion of youths and Persons living With Disability (PWDs) in the ministerial list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.

The organisation described the list as lope-sided and short of meeting the 35 per cent affirmative action, adding that Nigeria was retrogressing in delivering its commitment on inclusive governance.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja, its Country Director, Ms. Ene Obi, said that Nigeria was dismayed that despite the promise by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party was committed to inclusive governance especially ensuring that women and young people would not be excluded in decision making spaces, only seven women made the list out of the 43 nominees.

She stated: “This 16.6 per cent accorded to women is grossly unrepresentative and inadequate. It is unbelievable that…

Source: Thisday Newspaper