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Okonkwo Frank Perez @OkonkwoPerez
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In normal sense who should women vote 4 in d upcoming 2019 elections? Let's go with facts. @CACCOT1 @henryshield @kcnaija @Ifeabunike
Over half of d estimated 32 million formal and informal small and medium enterprises in the con3 are owned by women, and women make up more than 60% of the agricultural labour force. D con3 has many well- educated n accomplished women.
Still Nigeria has one of d most dismal statistics when it comes to women.
(1999-2002) Obj made news and raised dusts when he doubled d % of women in d cabinet from 8%-16%. He empowered women to give their best to Nig.
When Gej came on board, he went much further dan Pres Obj. He doubled d % of women in cabinet to 32%- an unprecedented feat and gave them what were perceived as powerful portfolios within govt.
Under Gej women headed d ministry of finance, petroleum resources, Defense, Aviation, Education, Housing & urban devt& water resources. He appointed d ist ever female chief justice of d federation.
In 2013, Gej began a gender-based budgeting approach by including a special, small budget allocation equivalent to $21mil 2 encourage ministries 2 expand programs or projects DAT would particularly benefit women. Male law makers booed him.
Gej was tagged "woman wrapper" by opposition. Most Nigerians were not exposed enough to understood what d president was trying to achieve.
Following d loss of d election by Gej, women were placed back in their place. The % of cabinet positions held by women is back 2 16%. D % of women in d national assembly has fallen 2 5.6% from an already dismal 7% under Gej.
This is happening at a time when female representation in Africa's parliament is at 24%, exceeding d world average of 21%. We all know girls education is fundamental if we are 2 improve d lives n health of poor people n lift dem out of poverty.
Feminists n other concerned Nigerians, 2019 should be a means to send a message to our leaders using your PVC. Let them know the importance of women empowerment politically, academically n socially. Thanks.
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