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Kema Chikwe Decries Low Representation Of Women At NASS

ABUJA – Former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Kema Chikwe, has decried low representation of women in the current 10th National Assembly.

Chikwe who stated this on Thursday at the 6th Anniversary of the Women Leadership Institute(WLI), and the first Anniversary of the Women Leadership Institute Network(WLIN) in Abuja, lamented that only two women emerged as Senators and 13 women won elections into the House of Representatives during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

She noted that women did not also fare better at the State Houses of Assembly, warning that this unwholesome development would “eventually play out retrogressively on the current development indices in the country.

In an interview with newsmen, Chikwe who is also a former Minister of Transportation, called for priority attention to women’s education and advised women not to shun participation in politics. She said: If women are not represented in the mainstream, nobody is going to do anything about our situation. “The two women senators and 13 members of the House of Representatives will not represent the entire views of women. “This is a problem. They are like a drop of water in the ocean there. It translates to nothing.


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