Federal High Court upholds 35% affirmative action for Nigerian women

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Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday held that the National Gender Policy is not merely a policy statement but one that must be backed with requisite action on the part of the government.

He said the 35% affirmative action which entails appointive positions for women to ensure inclusivity must not be merely on paper as Nigeria is a signatory to International Treaties, particularly on those entrenching the rights of women.

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