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Oduah queries senate for rejecting gender equality bill

18 March 2016, 21:02

Abuja - Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North-PDP) has protested the rejection of a proposed law in the Senate to ensure gender parity in the country.

The lawmaker in a statement she issued on Thursday, said tt is also important for Nigerians to note that this is not an issue of patriarchy as women are first of all human beings, who have rights before their ultimate role as mothers and therefore should be allowed equal opportunities.

Also read: #GEOBill: Stella Damasus urge women to speak out

She lamented that the bill sponsored by her colleague, Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, seeking to promote equal opportunities, advancement of all persons, prohibition of violence against women amongst many others, as a result of disagreements, failed to pass the second reading.

She however advised that “As we look forward to the rebirth of the #GEOBill, it is pertinent that we all join forces to enlighten our countrymen on how vital this bill is to our progress as a modern state”.

She advised that “As a nation, we endorsed the United Nations Convention On The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and it is time, we domesticated it in Nigeria.

- News 24


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