Dr Oby Ezekwesili, on Tuesday said more women should be in government positions where decisions on the collective good of the society are taken, to minimize corruption.
“Research shows that in Africa, only five per cent of women are CEOs, 22 per cent are cabinet members, 25 per cent are parliamentarians, 29 per cent are managers, 36 per cent are promoted, and some 44 per cent of senior women hold line roles.
“With Nigeria in the lead, this tells that women have been marginalised and this is evident in the poor governance that the continent has produced.
“So, men must take full responsibility for the state of affairs of Nigeria and the continent.
“What this is saying to us is that we need to improve on the participation of women in our political system.
“We need to have many more women in the local government, state government and centre of authority as well as in the judiciary,” Ezekwesili said.
She said that a wise society will know that empowering its women is smart economy.
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