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Women still don’t have equal access to national decision making — NBS

by News Desk

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that women still do not have equal access to decision-making and power-sharing at all levels in the country, compared with their male counterparts.

This is according to a report released by the NBS on Gender Statistics Quarterly Bulletin for the First Quarter 2022 on Sunday in Abuja.

The first quarter bulletin focused on three key areas which include: Power and Decision Making, Health, Population, and Education.

According to the report, the percentage share of women in presidential and vice-presidential races from 2019 to 2022 was at 0 percent and 100 percent for men.

The number of female and male political aspirants for presidential races in 2019 was 6 and 67, respectively while the vice-presidential races had 22 females and 52 males.

“Political aspirants for the governorship in the 2019 election had 80 females and 984 males while deputy governorship aspirants had 271 females and 789 males.

“Also, female and male aspirants for senatorial positions in the 2019 election were 234 and 1,649, respectively.”

The statistics for the 2020 National Judicial Officers have 66 females and 138 males, which include: the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, President of the Court of Appeal, and National Industrial Court.

Also, Chief Judges of Federal High Courts and State High Courts, Judges of the Federal High Courts, State High Courts and Industrial Courts, and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.

The statistics of ministerial appointments from 1999 to 2021 stood at 13.73 percent for females and 86.27 percent for males, while for senatorial appointments, females had a representation of 15.91 percent and 84.09 percent for males.

The report revealed that from the return of democracy in 1999 to 2019, Nigeria had not produced female Secretaries to the Government of the Federation.


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