Senate begins consideration of gender Equity bill.

The Senate is considering a bill that seeks to provide a legislative Framework for the empowerment of women and gender equity in Nigeria.
The bill sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi is to align all laws relating to the empowerment of women especially in the areas of appointment and representation of women in decision making positions and structures.
The gender and equity bill will provide for the prohibition of discrimination against women and people living with disabilities, dislodge stereotypes against women and encourage them to aspire and achieve thier full potentials.
The bill witnessed divergent opinions among Senators and was eventually stepped down for further consultations.
Senate has approved the 2018-2020 Federal Government external borrowing plan.

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