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Oct 18, 2019
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Why Nigerians Need a Female President

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Nigerians ought to begin to think about having a feminine president for our nation within the nearest future.

It’s because from all indices, which can be found to the general public, it appears our male leaders have failed the nation.

Nigeria, with an estimated inhabitants of 180 million folks, unfold throughout 35 states and Abuja and 774 native authorities areas, is an enormous attraction to native and overseas buyers. It’s a massive and probably booming market.

However, regrettably, since 1960, when the nation grew to become an unbiased nation, information exhibits that 80% of Nigerians, particularly within the rural areas live in abject poverty, whereas lower than 10% are swimming in wealth.

My intention right here is to not garbage my beloved nation on this article. Removed from it. However, in reality, corruption, poverty, lack of social facilities, and many others, are a number of the challenges Nigeria is presently going by way of.

That is the rationale why I endorse the latest strikes by WARDC and Voices-4-change to groom feminine college students from tertiary establishments in Nigeria for political positions in future.

This may increasingly sound like a promotional article for the 2 non-governmental organizations. However, in actuality, it’s not.

We should drum up helps for a feminine president in Nigeria, since our male leaders appear to have failed us.

I stand to be corrected; girls are open, clear, honest and sincere of their dealings with themselves and others.

The likes of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian former minister of finance involves thoughts right here.

Opposite to what a few of her critics say, she carried out creditably to repair the financial system of Nigeria.

If a lady is elected president in 2019, I’m optimistic that she’s going to clean-up Nigeria of corruption, repair the financial system and ship democracy dividends to peculiar Nigerians on the grassroots.

Just lately, Ladies Advocates Analysis and Documentation Heart, (WARDC) and Voices-4-Change, held a 3-day retreat for younger girls from tertiary establishments in Lagos state, south-west Nigeria.

Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, government director, WARDC, disclosed that it’s unlucky to notice that in Nigeria, girls are made up about 50 p.c of the estimated 180million folks.

In line with her, regrettably Nigerian girls are presently occupying lower than 10% of political positions and places of work throughout the three tiers of presidency within the nation.

Dr Akiyode-Afolabi nevertheless disclosed that her non-governmental group with helps from Voices-4-Change, have vowed to groom girls to rise past the assorted obstacles posed by tradition and financial system which has prevented them from vying for political positions on the native, state and federal ranges.

That is true at the same time as Nigerian president, Muhammed Buhari is wagging an anti-corruption warfare, the place monies, operating into thousands and thousands of naira have been collected from suspected looters of our collective treasuries.

After Buhari, Nigerians ought to consider voting a lady to rule the nation in 2019. That is my tackle this challenge.

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