The Nigerian Senate has moved to amend the Nigerian constitution to ensure gender parity and enact laws to improve fortunes of the women in Nigeria, Newsline9ja.com reports.
This was made known by the Senate president, Ahmad Lawal through his official Facebook handle today 10th March, 2021. The Senate President said, the provision of equal opportunities for women would on the long run be in the interest of Nigeria as a nation.
“In the spirit of the International Women’s Day, the Senate, today resolved to amend the Nigerian Constitution to ensure gender parity, enact laws to improve the fortunes of women and girls and expunge provisions of the law that infringes on their rights.
This would be done through the amendment of the 1999 constitution which is currently undergoing review by the committee chaired by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senate Ovie Omo-Agege.
The provision of equal opportunities for women would on the long run be in the interest of Nigeria as a nation.
I believe we are together in this with our women. It is in the interest of our nation that we work together to give our women proper opportunities for them to excel.
And we must congratulate those who have achieved so much in public life here as well as in business.
We congratulate Nigerian women, we congratulate the entire nation, and we believe that we have to do more to give our women more opportunities to serve”.