Betta Edu

APC women leader calls for 35% women participation in Tinubu’s Gov’t

The National Women Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mrs Betta Edu, has revealed the need to have a 35% inclusion rate of women in the upcoming government of the President-Elect, Senator Bola Tinubu.

She revealed the need to have more women in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

She insisted that women are needed across boards of parastatals in order to achieve the 35% representation of women in governance.

She said the 35% representation of women in governance would empower many women financially.

She said the federal government needs to make provision for interventions and quotas which are to be specifically dedicated to women.

She made this revelation to newsmen on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Calabar, while gracing an event organised in honour of women.

She revealed that “In this new administration, we need more women in the Federal Executive Council and all the boards of parastatals need to be made up of 35 per cent women.

“Also, we need interventions and programmes from the Federal Government; we need quotas that are specifically dedicated to women.

“Competence has to be the watchword, we need women with capacity, competence and can represent; we have a lot of them in the society.”

The theme of the International Women’s Day (IWD) is “DigitAll: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”

The IWD is a day set aside to celebrate women across the world.

The Informant247 recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

According to INEC, Tinubu came victorious with 8.8 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar came second with 6.9 million votes.

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