Women Group Demands Female Deputy Speaker In 10th Assembly

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In the elected National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly, there are competent and ranking women who are capable of filling the role of deputy speaker, according to a group made up of women’s movement leaders and concerned individuals.

According to the group, Nigeria cannot afford to fall behind in this area since gender parity is essential for sustainable development.

Ekwunife Anazonwu, the executive director of the National Assembly’s GTU, spoke on behalf of the organization and urged Bola Tinubu, the country’s president at the time, to prioritize the involvement of women in parliament.

The organization highlighted that the President had pledged to do so and that he must be shown to honor his promise.

“More than ever, we demand that a woman be elected as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; at least two women be elected as main Principal officer in the House of Representatives; that women from both houses are elected to chair Grade A committees; more resources be allocated to pursue an equal society.

“It is vital for legislatures to reflect the rich tapestry of their constituents.

“By consciously repositioning the few elected women, legislatures can benefit from a wide range of perspectives and experiences, leading to better decision-making, fairer policies, and a stronger democracy.”