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Hope for Nigerian women as court upholds 35 percent affirmative action

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Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the National Gender Policy should not be a mere policy statement but must be backed with requisite action on the part of the government. He said this in his ruling on Wednesday.

He said the 35% affirmative action which recommended the appointment of women to ensure inclusivity must not just be on pages of papers because Nigeria is a signatory to International Treaties, particularly on those entrenching the rights of women.

It’s believed that Nigerian women are mostly excluded from politics and hardly find a place in government.

Many Nigerian women have recently pushed forward their agitation against such exclusivity.

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