April 19, 2024
Revisit Gender Bills During Constitution Review, Says Speaker
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Revisit Gender Bills During Constitution Review, Says Speaker

The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, on Monday has asked the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review to revisit some of the gender bills that were rejected in the last assembly, notably the bill on the creation of extra-legislative seats for women.

The Speaker, in his speech, said the 43-member committee must consider those bills and prioritise them.

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He noted that the National Assembly, during the last alteration exercise, rejected the five gender bills, prompting protests from women groups and civil society organisations, but despite the outrage, the lawmakers did not rescind the decision.

Speaker Abbas also charged the committee to further deplete the exclusive legislative list to consolidate some of the strides made during the last alteration.

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