First Lady in NASS, seeks support for women in politics

By Ahmed Ubandoma
First Lady Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday visited the both chambers of the National Assembly to advance her support for increased  gender parity and women participation in politics.
Buhari who led her aides and two female ministers to the Senate Chambers said she was there to observe proceedings on the laying of the report of the 1999 Constitution Review.
“ I am here to witness the laying of a report on the amendment of 1999 Constitution which provides a bill for an act to alter the provisions for the constitution to provide special seats for women in the National and State Houses of Assembly.
“It also provides for an act for affirmative action for women in political party administration,” she said.
While commending the efforts of both chambers of the National  Assembly in supporting the cause of women`s participation in politics, the first lady said she looked forward to witnessing progress on the bill.
The first lady was accompanied to the National Assembly by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen and Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is the first time a serving first lady of Nigeria will witness the plenary seasons of both Senate and House of Representatives. (NAN).

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