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Constitution review: Group canvases creation of 37 Senate, 72 Reps seats for women



A bunch of ladies from Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue States below the umbrella of Girls Political Participation Technical Working Group (WPP-TWG) have advocated for the creation of 37 extra senatorial seats and 72 extra seats within the Home of Representatives within the nation that will probably be solely occupied by ladies.

The Girls Group added that it helps the proposed modification of the structure and known as for a particular place for girls in governance.

The group made its place recognized after submitting a memorandum to the Senate Committee for the overview of the 1999 Structure on the North-Central Public Listening to in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

Addressing journalists after the submission, Spokesperson of the Girls, Mrs Jiritmwa Morgak Goyit, mentioned they had been in help of the alteration of part 48 of the Principal Act to offer method for extra senators from every state and FCT who shall be a girl.

Goyit maintained that ladies are advocating for extra 37 seats specifically for girls and produce the overall variety of senators to 146 as an alternative of 109.

“We immediately submitted a memorandum for the senate to amend and Create extra particular seats for girls within the Federal and state Legislative Homes; within the senate, one seat for a girl from the 36 states and the Federal Capital.

“Whereas within the House of Representatives; two seats for women from the 36 states and the Federal Capital and in the state House of Assembly, one seat from each of the three Senatorial Districts in the state”.

The Spokesperson additional acknowledged that the non permanent, however vital constructive measures will improve inclusive governance that ladies earnestly yearn for.