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Reps Reject Bill For Special Seats For Women In Parliament

Reps Reject Bill For Special Seats For Women In Parliament

Reps Reject Bill For Special Seats For Women In Parliament

Reps Reject Bill For Special Seats For Women In Parliament

The House of Representatives has dismissed a bill trying to hold exceptional seats for Women at the National and State Houses of Assembly.

This followed the dismissal of the bill at the electronic deciding on the change of 1999 Constitution on Tuesday in Abuja.

The bill entitled,” A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide For Special Seats for Women at the National and State Houses of Assembly”.

Eight-one officials casted a ballot for the bill, while 208 casted a ballot against it and 13 individuals kept away from casting a ballot.

Present at the democratic was Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the spouse of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who attempted to campaign for the reception of the bill by the officials.
Dolapo was joined by Mrs Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, Civil Society Organizations and ladies gatherings.

The legislators likewise dismissed a bill for an Act to adjust the arrangements of the 1999 constitution to accommodate governmental policy regarding minorities in society for ladies in ideological group organization.

200 and 24 administrators casted a ballot for the bill, missing the mark regarding the expected 240 votes expected to pass the ball.

Be that as it may, the House by means of a voice vote took on a bill looking for a base level of ladies in either pastoral or official arrangement.

The bill named, “a Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide a Minimum Percentage for Women in Ministerial or Commissioner Nominees.”

This, in any case, was not without the mediation of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and a few administrators who begged their associates to permit the bill to be passed.

Source:- Vanguard

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