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Sen. Olujimi decries poor representation of women in elective positions



Sen. Olujimi decries poor representation of women in elective positions

Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti) has said that women make up about 50 percent of the country’s population, but lack adequate representation in elective positions.

She affirmed this after receiving the Women’s Conference “Women in Africa Award” on Friday in Abuja.

Olujimi, who represents the Ekiti Southern Senate District, said that as a privileged legislator, she will always champion the path of women and the underprivileged in society.

The legislator, who is an aspiring governor in Ekiti, said; “What we are doing is for the benefit of Nigerians; it is for the good of our constituents and for the betterment of Nigeria.

“When you are involved in parliament, you are asked to come and enact laws for good governance and ease of life for our constituents and that is what we do.

“But from time to time, we also try to make sure we reach out to the underprivileged in society and attract empowerment programs to our constituents in order to make their lives a little better,” he added.

According to Olujimi, the award will propel her to do more for her constituency and the country as a whole.

In presenting the award, the conference’s Country Representative, Chris Odey, described the senator as a symbol of hard work and true representation.

Source: NAN

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