Women urged to engage actively in politics
Nigerian women have been urged to engage actively in politics, peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
The call was made in Abuja yesterday by the Head ECOWAS Liaison Office at the African Union, Hajiya Raheemat Momodu, during a one day stakeholders dialogue on the ‘The Nigeria Woman: Citizenship Engagement in Democracy, Peacebuilding and Conflict prevention’’, organised by Dukes Transnational Care Initiative.
She admonished women for not organising themselves in a strategic manner for their political advantage and told them to setup a political platform to enable them articulate their thoughts and plans.
She further advised women to embrace the mentoring process, where female interns are attached to female legislators or top public officers, so that they learn and are encouraged to partake in governance.
Also speaking, Hajiya Jumai Ahmadu, Head, FCTA’s Call Centre, described the attitudes of women towards themselves problem facing them.
She wondered why women with such a high population figure have few members occupying political offices and urged them to come together and participate actively in government.
Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Director, Africa and West Asia Programme, International IDEA, called on Nigerian women to take example from their counterparts in Sweden by being actively involved the country’s democratic process as the main
Country Director of Africare, Dr Orode Doherty (left), addressing participants, at the “Upgrade to Gas” Community-based awareness campaign in Bwari FCT Abuja yesterday.