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Democracy Day: FG told to create enabling environment for women in politics

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A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for women and girls, FAME Foundation, has in commemoration of last week’s Democracy day,  called on the Nigerian Government to make it easy for women to get involved in politics to enable more women leaders in Nigeria.

The founder of the foundation, Ms. Aderonke Bello, in statement obtained on Monday, said the women  should be encouraged and not sidelined.

“As an NGO, we are calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria to support and encourage women who are willing to contest for elections in Nigeria; women should be better sensitized to take political offices,”  Bello, a women’s right activist says.

“There should be a quota system or special political slots allocated to women in Nigeria to enable them contest on a more even keel in elections, she added.

Bello implored the woemn to be bold by coming out to contest in elections, saying:”Nigerian women should come out boldly, take charge and contest for political offices. No woman, no nation, happy democracy day”.


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