The wife of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Remi Tinubu has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government during the Senate plenary today, January 26.
Tinubu’s wife said that the change now experienced by Nigerians is not what was expected.
The senator also stated that the Buhari’s administration will incur the wrath of women if something is not done to improve the allocation to the women’s affair ministry.
Mrs.Tinubu also accused the government of abandoning women in IDPs.
Read what she said below:
Buhari’s ministerial list of 36 nominees has only six women. Five are from the North and one from the Southwest.
The gender picture in former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was by far better. He had more than 10 ministers in his cabinet.
This was the same man that promised during election campaigns to do away with women discrimination. He once said, if elected;
“His administration would be committed to ensuring that gender was mainstreamed in key areas such as the economy, education, health, security, governance, power, agriculture and other areas of national development.
“Nigerian women have always played a visible and competent role in nation building. “In addition to their various activities, which sustained communities in pre-colonial times, they also played key roles in struggles for independence and the political processes that followed.
“However, these very important roles, while widely documented, have not been fully appreciated. “I am on a mission to restore Nigeria’s fading glory and reposition our great nation on the path of greatness.
“I am, however, aware that this will not be possible without addressing the needs and concerns of those who constitute half of the population of this country, the women,” he said. Buhari said that 20 years after the Beijing conference, Nigerian women had not fully benefited from the promises made by governments at the conference.
According to him, an APC government under his leadership will promote anti-discrimination legislations and policies to afford women equality and equity, especially in employment, education, housing and entrepreneurship.“My administration will have zero tolerance for violence against women and girls. “We will provide women with greater legal protection from all forms of violence and sexual harassment and there will be commitment to the implementation of all existing legislation on violence against women,” he said.
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