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GENDER BILLS: WOMEN SUSPENDED PROTEST AS REPS PROMISE ACTION

The majority leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa addressed the women during the protest.

Nigerian Women groups protesting against the rejection of the gender bills by the National Assembly have suspended their protest for the next seven days.

This was after the House of Representatives promised to review and revisit the bills.


DCO Global News
Published on March 24, 2022
By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka


The leadership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday met with protesting women who gathered at the National Assembly premises to protest the rejection of gender-related bills in the ongoing constitution review process.


The leadership delegation was led by the Majority leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who was accompanied by the Deputy Majority Leader, Peter Akpatoson; Deputy Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejocha; Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwuwho amongst others.


The Majority Leader assured them that the House is working on their demands and appealed that the House would within nine working days conclude work on the matter.

The protesting women had crossed the gates to the National Assembly early Tuesday morning and began their chants before they were stopped by the security agents from making their way to the chambers.

They were later addressed by the lawmakers who promised prompt response to their demands.

Women under various groups for weeks have been protesting at the National Assembly gate.

The women daily gather at the National Assembly demanding that lawmakers rescind their decision over rejection of five gender bills in the process of amendment of 1999 constitution.

The protest by the women drawn from various groups started on Wednesday, March 2, and members of the House of Representatives in reaction to their demands, on Tuesday, March 8, rescinded their decision on three of the gender bills.

The women, however, continued the protest demanding the members of the Senate join their House of Representatives in re-visiting the bills.



By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka

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