Nigeria: Jonathan Promises Women More Than 35 Per Cent of Political Position

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to give Nigerian women more than the 35 per cent affirmative action they agitated for, considering their contributions to national development and the transformation agenda. Jonathan, who was represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, made the promise in Lagos at the launch of the women chapter of the Centenary celebrations.

"On this auspicious occasion, we cannot forget great women like Queen Amina, Queen Idia, Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, Emotan, Queen Kambassa and several others," he said.He said that these great women "contributed greatly to their kingdoms and continually stood that the rights of women be given to them".


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