Mrs Adekemi Ndieli, National Programme Officer, UNDP (UN Women), has challenged the political parties in Nigeria to be more affirmative in supporting women to win elective positions through concerted efforts.
Ndieli told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that women should be made to be more relevant in the political scheme of things.
According to her, the usual belief that women are to be seen and not to be heard should be jettison.
``Affirmative action is not a permanent mechanism rather a temporary measure put in place to give women the opportunity to come up to the same level with their male counterpart.
``The measure is also to ensure a level playing field for women over a period of years,’’ she said.
Read more at Leadership, published 17 December 2012.