Dr Obiora  hails House  of Reps  plan to revisit Gender Bills

April 30, 2022 0 By Admin

The Director Projects and Women Affairs, United-Nations POLAC Foundation, Ambassador, Dr Cynthia Obiorah has expressed joy that the House of Representative has made a u-turn on three gender bills that was dumped at the on-going constitutional review by the National Assembly.

She said  the decision of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila led House to revisit Bills 36, Bill 37 and Bill 38 was welcomed.

Speaking on the side of the 2022 international Day of Multilateralism & Diplomacy Peace Advocates Awards  at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos over the weekend She said “Bill 36 meant to expand the scope of citizenship by registration. Bill 37 to provide for affirmative action for women in political party administration, and Bill 38 to provide criteria for qualification to become an indigene of a state in Nigeria’’ would be revisited.

According to her, those dropped are Bill 35 and Bill 68 which was based on ensuring  a quota for women at the National and state Assemblies and quota for women in the federal and state executive counsels respectively.

She asked for more laws to protect Nigeria women from violence at the home front even as she posited that women are not the weaker sex as is being trumpeted gladly.

According to her, without the impact of women at the homes Nigeria families would be in disarray ;as well she  asked for more support for female forks.

She therefore called for peace in the family, state and federal levels, saying the call is for  Nigerians to become advocates for peace.

She maintained that peace can not be advanced to appreciable levels in today’s world without equality, saying there is need for elimination of discriminatory laws and legislations.