This conversation centres around the just concluded elections in the Northeastern state of Adamawa in Nigeria and the chances for women to be at the helm of affairs.
In Nigeria, only one woman has ever occupied any of the top four positions in the country’s governance – Patricia Ette, a five-month stint as speaker in 2007 – since the country’s independence in 1960.
Unfortunately, only five percent of Nigeria’s federal lawmakers are women, one of the lowest representation rates globally.
Sadly, no woman has ever been elected governor, however, maybe in the capacity of a deputy.
Why are women taking the back seat in politics in Nigeria?
Our guest is Tochukwu Emmanuel Ifemene, Fellow, of The Abuja School of Social and political thought, Faculty Member, of the Institute For National Transformation, who will tell us about the real place of women in Nigerian politics.
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