APC National Women Leader Pushes For 35% Women Inclusion In Tinubu’s Administration
The National Women Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mrs Betta Edu, has called for a 35% inclusion rate of women in the forthcoming administration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
According to her, more women are needed in the Federal Executive Council (FEC), and all the boards of parastatals to make up the 35% representation.
Naija News reports that this is as Edu stays optimistic that more women would be empowered financially with the 35% affirmative action mainstreamed and implemented across the board in the new administration.
She said women need interventions from the federal government and quotas specifically dedicated to women.
The APC women leader told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Calabar while commemorating the 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD) that Nigerian women ought to be mainstreamed and be at the front burner of States and Federal Governments.
She submitted that “In this new administration, we need more women in the Federal Executive Council and all the boards of parastatals need to be made up of 35 per cent women.
“Also, we need interventions and programmes from the Federal Government; we need quotas that are specifically dedicated to women.
“Competence has to be the watchword, we need women with capacity, competence and can represent; we have a lot of them in the society.”
This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is themed “DigitAll: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”
And the day is set aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discriminatory attitudes against women as well as take action for addressing gender arity.