Nigerian women least represented in governance – National Bureau of Statistics
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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says women have continued to record low representation in all tiers and levels of governance.
This is contained in the NBS Statistical Report on Women and Men in Nigeria 2021 released in Abuja on Tuesday.
The report added that inspite of all efforts to promote the contribution of women in the domain of politics and decision-making, women have continued to record low representation at all tiers and levels of governance.
Women, it added, constituted almost half of the electorate.
The report said in Nigeria, women have never been appointed as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
It said women have also not been elected as President or Vice-President since independence and the return of democracy in 1999 to the last election in 2019.
It said the highest representation in the National Parliament of 7.2 per cent was recorded in 2007-2011.
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