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Again, Women Storm NASS, Protest Rejection Of Gender Bills

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2022
Women gather at the NASS premises to resume their protest on gender inclusion in governance
Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

 

Women have once again arrived at the premises of the National Assembly for another round of protest.

The women had started their protest on Monday against the rejection of specific seats for women in the National Assembly, denial of women’s inability to take indigeneship of their husband’s state after five years of being together and 35% affirmative action for women.

However, members of the House of Representatives also on the same day rescinded their decision on three bills earlier rejected in the process of the 1999 constitution amendment.

The Senate is yet to make any concession to the demands of the protesters.

The women expressed their disappointment at the outcome despite having assurances from the leadership of the house on the bills while commending the House of Representatives for their decision.

The day’s protest tagged as 5/5 signifies the demand for the total acceptance of five of the 68 bills, which seeks to promote opportunities for women in politics, governance.

The first lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, Incumbent Chairman/CEO of Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri and activist, Aisha Yesufu were some of the female dignitaries present at the protest.

Security operatives were seen at the premises of the National Assembly with the gates under lock.

See more photos of the protest below