Lawyers protest marginalisation of women by Buhari's govt

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Henry Ojelu (@henryojelu)

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
African Women Lawyers Association, AWLA today protested against the marginalisation of women by President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration.

Members of the association took their protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly where they demanded that Federal Government should appoint more women into key positions in government.

The group was received by Hon. Olusegun Olulade on behalf of the members of the house.

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Speaking to newsmen during the protest, Cordinator of the group, Mrs. Mandy Asagba urged political stakeholders to guarantee that women are adequately represented in government appointments.

Mrs. Mandy Asagba appeal to lawmakers to increase the numbers of women to fifty percent to participate in the formulation of government policies, pointing out that it will have multiple effects and translate into equal share in government budgeting and resource allocation.

In his message, Hon. Olusegun Olulade assured the group that their message would be delivered to the federal government.
He however urged them to participate in politics and contest for a viable office.

Hon. Olusegun Olulade said Lagos State government was dedicated to combat gender discrimination and inequality.

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