2023 Election: Female Defence Minister? Women in Parliament Make Bold Move

2023 Election: Female Defence Minister? Women in Parliament Make Bold Move

  • A federal lawmaker has again sought female representation in the helms of affairs of Nigeria and security parastatals
  • Taiwo Oluga, the chairperson of women in parliament, made this call on Monday at a programme in Abuja
  • Oluga who called for the appointment of a woman as a defence minister, noted the country’s security challenges would be effectively tackled if such a move is made

The chairperson of the house committee on women in parliament, Hon. Taiwo Oluga on Monday, November 7, said a woman should be appointed the defence minister to effectively address security challenges.

According to The Cable, Oluga spoke on Monday, at a media briefing organised by the European Union in collaboration with the Nigerian Women Trust Fund, in Abuja.

Taiwo Oluga, chairperson of the house committee on women in parliament, female defence minister, 2023 general elections
The House of Representatives Committee on Women in Parliament has lamented the decline in the representation of women in the National Assembly and politics generally. Photo credit: WFM 91.7
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Oluga call for a female defence minister, more women in National Assembly

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She said female participation in politics remains low in Nigeria despite advocacies conducted by various groups in the country.

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Oluga who expressed concern over the low number of females who participated in the presidential primary noted that if more women are appointed in elective positions, the nation's helms of affairs would take a positive shape.

“For the first time in history, let a woman be appointed as minister of defence and you will see the action; you will see a positive change in our security architecture,” she said.

APC officially inaugurates women’s presidential campaign council

In another development, the women's presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been inaugurated.

According to the newspaper, the inauguration ceremony kicked off on Tuesday, October 10 at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Legit.ng gathered that the event had the presence of President Muhamadu Buhari who was Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the president's chief of staff.

Senator Remi Tinubu denies calling female politician a thug

Senator Oluremi Tinubu has denied calling anyone at the southwest zonal public hearing of the constitution review a thug, The Cable reports.

The lawmaker who represents Lagos Central senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate made the clarification while featuring on TVC 's breakfast show, ‘Your View’ on Friday, May 28.

Remi who is the wife of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was recently involved in an altercation with some Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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