By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN—President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to encourage women to participate more in Nigeria’s politics and ensure 35 per cent political appointment for them in the formation of his new cabinet to accelerate the nation’s development.
Executive Director of Royal Heritage Health Foundation, a Non-governmental Organisation, NGO, based in Ilorin, Mr Sogunro Elijah, spoke during the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day with the theme, “Balance for better.”
Elijah also urged women to participate in politics and take charge by making the best advantage of their huge numerical strength above men.
He described women as major stakeholders in any nation’s polity who should be given their pride of place for development to thrive.