The women under the aegis of the National Council of Women's Societies (NCWS) has demanded more inclusion in politics and governance in the state on Tuesday during a peaceful protest to the state House of Assembly, Lafia in commemoration of this year's International Women's Day.
Speaking, Mary Meshi said this was to enable them to contribute their quota to the development of the state and Nigeria at large.
Meshi who is the President of the group disclosed that they were in the House to register their displeasure on gender inequality about women in the country especially the recent rejection of some gender bills by the National Assembly.
She appealed to the members of the state Assembly to support the society with legislation that would improve the standard of living of the women in the state and give them more saying in governance as well as a sense of belonging.
Responding, the Speaker of the House, Honourable Ibrahim Abdullahi has appreciated the women for the peaceful protest and has assured them of his readiness to support them to succeed.
The Speaker, who was represented by Hon. Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House said that they would always bid for the women like their mothers.
“I can assure you that any bill that concerns the women, we will support the bill.
“We will always support you, we will always be there for you and we will always do your bidding,” he said.
Speaker Balarabe also appreciated the women for always following due process and rule of law in their activities and called for its sustenance.
He however urged the women to work harder to get more political positions in 2023.
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