The Director General of the Nigeria Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has urged Nigerian political, traditional and religious leaders to emulate Somalia by electing more women to the National Assembly.
Like Nigeria, Somalia operates a bi-camera legislature. Its 54-member Senate has 14 parliamentary seats occupied by women, representing 25.93 per cent, more than eight times higher than Nigeria’s parliament with 3.67 per cent of female senators.
The Nigerian Senate has only four female members.
In Somalia’s House of Representatives, there are 54 women out of 275 members.
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