The Equal Opportunities Act, code-named “House 1301”, is sponsored by the Chair of the House Committee on Aviation, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. It is co-financed by the spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Onyejeocha told journalists in Abuja yesterday: “If women are given the opportunity for the next four terms, they will end up fighting for seats . It’s not a permanent thing; it’s just to give them leverage, the platform they’re being tested on. With women asking so much, it’s like being temporarily given a chance to see how they can perform. ”It takes precedence over several issues, including the youth, the less privileged and the disabled.
“Yesterday there was a men’s conference at which he was very involved. Today he came back here himself and made the same commitment. It goes a long way towards ensuring equal opportunities for women, “she said.
She said a female presidency would be possible in 2023 if politicians and kingmakers give them the opportunity. “All the people who became presidents were supported by people. If the players, the kingmakers, decide that a woman should be the next president, this is it, “she said.
Onyejeocha added: I don’t dream of being president. There are people who dream of becoming president and I support them. ”