Nigeria Women advocacy groups in a statement to the Nigeria Agency Of News, demands for 35% affirmative action, following president Bola Tinubu ministerial list which have only 9 women out of the 47 cabinet slots.

A development which drop women’s ministerial representation in Nigeria to 19.15 per cent, which according to the women group contradicts his promise to give 35 per cent allocation to women in public offices as indicated in his manifesto and the 2006 National Gender Policy.

The women advocacy groups includes; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, co-founder of Womanifesto, Mabel Ade the Executive Director of Adinya Arise Foundation, Mufuliat Fijabi the CEO of Women Trust Fund, Bukky Shonibare of Gender advocate and Executive Director of Invictus Africa,Chioma Agwuegbo the Executive Director of TechHer, among others.

They described president Tinubu action as a “deliberate attempt to promote patriarchal character in governance”, and called on Mr Tinubu to “uphold its commitment towards gender equality and leverage the untapped potential of women in driving sustainable development and social progress of Nigeria”.

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