The Nigerian Senate Has Done It Again! They Said No To The Gender And Equal Opportunity Bill!

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March 15, 2016
If you’ve ever wondered if children are more capable of leadership and making decisions than the Nigerian Senate, you wouldn’t be wrong. They keep making decisions and bringing up Bills that boggles the mind. And don’t forget the way they prefer to fight over issues like cats and dogs, than settle things in a matured manner.

Now we hear that the Gender and Equality Bill has been turned down.

The Bill which pushed for the elimination of discrimination against women has been disapproved after a second reading at the Senate.

These are the same people that are pushing to infringe on our freedom of speech with their Social Media Bill! So this comes as no surprise.

They are the same ones that made this ludicrous statements on International Women’s Day!

But still, in this time and age when we ought to be progressive, this is a huge letdown. It is a giant leap backwards!

This is just too much.

Nigerians did not take this sitting down!

Of course not!

Some were not surprised.

Some realised this wasn’t the only thing the Senate voted against.

Some believe that the Senate needs to be pitied.

To some, it clearly shows what they think of women.

All these people are in the Senate and the Bill still got turned down!

The senate is anti-women under Senator Saraki’s leadership.

This Bill should have been passed! It should have been passed like ten years ago! That it is even up for discussion is just unbelievable.

When the Senate who has the responsibility to set things aright, is messing up, it doesn’t bode well for the country. Like, at all!

What are our boys to think?

So the Senate didn’t see a ​Bill that aims to promote equality, development and advancement of women, as well as freedom of movement, economic activity and access to education as important?!

Do they care about women at all?

The bill would have protected widows, underage girls and rape victims. It would’ve kicked against violence against women! So the vicious circle just continues until something is done. [zkk_poll post=23755 poll=content_block_standard_format_16]
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