At the beginning of the 2022 women’s history month, precisely on 1st March 2022, the National Assembly voted on 68 constitution alteration bills. These included 5 women issue bills, which were voted down by a majority of Nigeria’s male dominated National Assembly. One of it was the bill to create additional special seats for women in the National and State Houses of Assembly. The reactions that trailed the rejection of these bills included widespread criticism and protests by women and women groups at the National Assembly in Abuja and in some States across the country. Several reasons were given for the failure of the bills, but the major finding is that Nigerian male lawmakers are not ready to confront the problem of the dwindling numbers of women in their membership like their counterparts in other jurisdictions.
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