Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sokoto Women demand 35% cabinet slot if Tambuwal's wins gubernatorial

Ahead of the 2015 election, coalition of women groups in Sokoto state, north east Nigeria have requested the Speaker of the House of Representative Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal to make 35% provision for women in his cabinet if elected the governor in the coming elections. 
The women under the auspices of 'Women for Change' made the demand on Sunday in Sokoto when they made a courtesy call to Tambuwal.
According to the group spokesperson Hajiya Turai Shehu, went ahead to also say ”With constant support from the state government, the number of girls enrolled in schools in the rural areas had increased in recent years. She also added "the momentum can only be maintained if the incoming administration shows interest and commitment to the issue." Tambuwal responded by reassuring the women of his absolute support if he wins.

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