The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has said that despite the good intention of Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to actively engage women in governance, there has been an alarming decline of women participation.
Aisha stated this at a 2-day Nigeria Women Political Stakeholders Summit in Abuja with the theme: “Increasing the Participation of Women in Governance process in Nigeria,” organised by the National Council of Women Societies ( NCWS ).
According to her, the decline in participation of women in governance has led to poor national development in the country.
Represented at the event by the former deputy governor of Plateau State, Dame Tallen, she stressed the need for women to actively get involved in politics for develeopment to spread to the grass root.
Her words: “Since 1999 there has been an alarming decline in the statistics of women in governance, something has gone terribly wrong, and we women need to speak out and do something about it.
“We make up 50 per cent of this country’s population and we cannot continue to be sidelined in the decision making process of this country”.