10 Women Making Waves in Nigeria’s Ninth Assembly
Women have always been underrepresented in Nigerian politics, despite making up 45% of the population.
In the current Ninth Assembly, women hold just 21 of the 469 seats, with eight of these in the Senate and 13 in the House of Representatives.
However, on International Women’s Day, The Punch celebrated 10 women who are making their mark in Nigerian politics.
First among them is Oluremi Tinubu, a senator representing Lagos Central and the wife of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
Binani Aishatu Dahiru, a governorship candidate in Adamawa, also features on the list.
If she wins her forthcoming election, she will become the first elected female governor in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Uche Ekwenife, Apiafi, and Olujimi all bring talent, experience, and outspokenness to the Ninth Assembly, where they chair committees and sponsor or move important bills.
Other names on the list include Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Hon. Olukemi Oluga, and Lola Abiola-Edewor.
Each of these women is fighting for progress and fairness for Nigeria’s women and other underrepresented groups.
The article highlights some of their most important contributions to Nigeria’s political landscape, with a focus on the bills and motions they have sponsored or supported.