The gender equality bill that was rejected by the Senate has sparked some reactions from notable Nigerians, most especially, the women folk.
You will recall that the Nigerian Senate refused to pass the bill which was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi on March 15, 2016.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the bill was rejected by some Senators because they disagreed with it along the lines of religion and tradition.
Reacting to the development, Senator Stella Oduah slammed her colleagues, saying “Women have wonderful innate skills and we must provide enabling environment for growth and full development of their potentials.”
Adding that “It is also no longer news that women are the bedrock of governance and should be allowed equal opportunities to represent the true meaning of their existence.”
Oduah also expressed her disappointment that the issue of women’s rights would be contested, or even rejected in this time and age.
Uche Jumbo and Stella Damasus are among notable Nigerian celebrities that criticised the Senate for throwing the bill out.
However, Senator Saraki has advised Nigerian women to re-introduce the gender equality bill.
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