Nigeria: National Assembly Urged to Put Women Issues in Constitution

The third national summit of Women in Parliament ended yesterday, with a recommendation that the National Assembly should put issues concerning women into consideration during the Constitutional Review.

The summit also called for women to be given more strategic positions in the National Assembly leadership as a way of ventilating issues concerning the female gender at the highest echelon of the legislature.

The summit, which was graced by Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, his deputy Chief Emeka Ihedioha and other principal officers of the House of Representatives, was jointly organised by the House Committee on Women in Parliament, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC.

The organisation of the summit came with support from UNDP/DGD Project, UKaid, Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA, and Korea International Cooperative Agency, KOICA.

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