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Group urges Akpabio to include women in governance


The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has urged Senate President Godswill Akpabio to include women in governance.

The national president of NCWS, Lami Lau, made this call while congratulating Akpabio after he emerged as the 10th president of the Senate in Abuja on Tuesday.

“We are aware of your belief that women are better managers, so we urge you to canvass for an all-inclusive government with adequate women representation,” she said.

Ms Lau said his emergence was in the interest of Nigeria and women in particular.

She described Mr Akpabio as a “strong supporter of women”, adding that she does not doubt that he would continue to support women as the 10th senate president.

“As a council, we draw your attention to the under-representation of women in the 10th National Assembly, which is a serious setback that requires deliberate action,” Ms Lau added.

Mr Akpabio on Tuesday emerged winner after polling 63 votes, beating his contender, Abdulaziz Yari, who scored 46 votes.



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