Senator angry with colleagues over gender equality bill
Oduah also expressed her disappointment that the issue of women’s rights would be contested, or even rejected in this time and age.
You will recall that the Nigerian Senate refused to pass the bill which was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi on March 15, 2016.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the bill was rejected by some Senators because they disagreed with it along the lines of religion and tradition.
Reacting to the development, Senator Stella Oduah slammed her colleagues, saying “Women have wonderful innate skills and we must provide enabling environment for growth and full development of their potentials.”
Adding that “It is also no longer news that women are the bedrock of governance and should be allowed equal opportunities to represent the true meaning of their existence.”
However, Senator Saraki has advised Nigerian women to re-introduce the gender equality bill.
Do you think it will see the light of day, this time around?
Listen to what Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media, said about the gender equality bill in the video below.
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