THE ONDO STATE FIRST LADY, CHIEF (MRS) BETTY ANYANWU-AKEREDOLU, HAS ADVISED NIGERIAN WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR PASSAGE OF GENDER BILLS, TO RESTRATEGISE AND ACT BEYOND LAYING SIEGE ON THE ENTRANCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX.
Written by awawa on March 31, 2022
The Ondo State first lady, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has advised Nigerian women in the struggle for passage of gender bills, to restrategise and act beyond laying siege on the entrance of the National Assembly Complex.
Having realised that the current national women protest against the rejection of pro-female bills by the National Assembly, especially the Senate, might not yield needed sympathy, Mrs Akeredolu called on Nigerian women to go back to their various states and adopt the lobbying strategy.
The Ondo First Lady, who has been lending her voice to the struggle for passage of the gender bills, advocated a strong approach to ensure the bills were reconsidered by the Senate.
She commended the women who have been at the forefront of the struggle, while appealing to them to go back to their various states and lobby their House of Representatives members, describing members of the Lower chamber as window of opportunity for women.
It would be recalled that, a week after the commencement of the peaceful protest by the women, members of the House of Representatives reconsidered four of the gender bills, leaving the Senate to also do the needful.