‘Why women still lag be­hind in pol­i­tics, gov­er­nance’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ibrahim Musa, Giginyu, Kano

An or­gan­i­sa­tion, Voices for Change (V4C), has said women still lag be­hind men in pol­i­tics and gov­er­nance be­cause they are not pre­pared for the dy­nam­ics of pol­i­tics.

The deputy team leader of the V4C, Madam Oiza Ni­chol­son, said at a two­day work­shop and award cer­e­mony in Kano that women had poor in­sight into the in­trigues of the Nige­rian po­lit­i­cal sys­tem.

She said it had be­come per­ti­nent to ad­dress is­sues re­lat­ing fe­male to in­clu­sive­ness in the elec­toral process, hence the need for po­lit­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion for the women to fos­ter fur­ther un­der­stand­ing on the work­ings of pol­i­tics.

She said un­der the V4C pro­gramme, fe­male politi­cians were groomed to im­prove qual­ity of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in po­lit­i­cal par­ties, and that the or­gan­i­sa­tion was also ad­vo­cat­ing the need to widen the space for women’s po­lit­i­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion in V4C’s four fo­cal states of Enugu, Kaduna, Kano and La­gos as well as the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory.

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