– WGWYPS-WAS urges Buhari to accommodate more women and youths in his government.
– They also demand female speakership of the House of Representatives
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to accommodate more women and youths in his government, especially in the areas of peace-building and security.
A civil society movement, the Working Group on Women, Youth, Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel (WGWYPS-WAS) made the call at the inauguration of its FCT chapter in Abuja.
Country Representative of WGWYPS-WAS, Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, who lamented that Nigeria has been through a turbulent period of violence and insecurity in its recent history said the inclusion of critical stakeholders, especially women and youths in the peace-building efforts of the current administration will help in addressing the spate of violence that has hitherto hindered the development of the nation.
Also speaking, the National Coordinator of Proactive Gender Initiatives (PGI), Barr. Esther Uzoma stressed that President Buhari needs to consider appointing more women into Ministerial positions in his next cabinet.
This she said will be an opportunity for President Buhari to fulfil his electioneering promise of making room for more women in his administration and in the peace-building process of his government has presented itself through the launch of the FCT chapter of WGWYPS-WAS.
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She recalled that during the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the country witnessed stability.
She also called for the emergence of a female Speaker of House of Representative, asking the president to give women more place in his next cabinet.
“Let it be the legacy President Buhari will bequeath us. We have Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha in the race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives. She is a ranking federal lawmakers and a loyal member of the ruling party from the Southeast.
“So, why can’t we have a female Speaker?”, she asked.