WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN RIVERS STATE APPEAL TO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY TO CONVEY MESSAGE ON RECONSIDERATION OF GENDER EQUALITY BILLS TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
Written by wave FM on March 8, 2022
More women leaders in Rivers State are advocating improved welfare for the female folk as more activities are held to commemorate International Women’s Day.
In an interview, the College Librarian of the Federal College of Education, Technical, Omoku, in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area, NKECHI EGESIMBA, said women should be celebrated because of the major tasks in the family.
EGESIMBA lamented on some inhuman treatment meted on women by some culture saying is ungodly.
In a remark, the Chief Whip of ONELGA Legislative Assembly, GLORIA EKE said Nigerian women had nothing to celebrate, citing the recent rejection of 5 gender-friendly bill at the National Assembly.
Still on the Women’s Day, the Rivers State Chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ has appealed to the State House of Assembly to convey the message of reconsidering the gender equality bill to the National Assembly.
The Chairman of the Association, SUSAN SEREKARA-NWIKHANA made this known during a solidarity walk by members of NAWOJ to the State House of Assembly in commemoration.
SEREKARA-NWIKHANA expressed displeasure over the dismissal of women at the National Assembly demanding for their rights.
In a response, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, IKUINYI-OWAJI IBANI told the women that the Governor’s Nyesome Wike administration is gender sensitive and gender friendly and will continue as the state house of Assembly is solidly behind the gender equality bill.