UN Women Intensifies Women Participation In Politics In Nigeria

UN Women Intensifies Women Participation In Politics In Nigeria

By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

The United Nations Women, a Non-Governmental Organisation with its main aim of ensuring women's political participation in Nigeria, has commenced activities through meetings to enhance women's sensitization and properly educate them on the need to be involved in Politics and be elected into elective positions in the country.

Addressing women in Kaduna, the National Project Officer, women political empowerment, Chundung Ashkey Dauda explained that time has come that women would not only be observers but should actively involved in the political process and be voted into various elective positions in Nigeria.

She explained that there was the need to enhance coordination by straightening women participation in politics especially in elective positions, stressing that there should be proper orientation and sensitization for women to fully participate in politics.

According to her, there was also the need for funds to help enhance women's participation in the game of politics in Nigeria, stressing that with funds, women show more interest in politics than before.

According to her, time has come for women to showcase their leadership potentials in contributing to the development of the country through active participation in the political process of electing credible people that will lead the affairs of the  to its promised land.

Some other discussants at the meeting stressed the need to approach the Kaduna  government with a proposal with ways to encourage women participation in politics through the provision funds to aid their participation.

Another issue of great concern hindering women participation could be traced to culture and religion, saying that it has really stood against the desire of some women especially from the core to declare their interests in active politics.

With continuous interactions of women from different sections, religions and ethnic groups, it is believed that a workable solution could be achieved in no distance time.

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