Nigerian women have converged on the National Assembly for the eighth day, demanding that lawmakers rescind their decision over the rejection of five gender bills in the process of the amendment of the 1999 Constitution.


They said the Nigerian legislature voted to deny citizenship to the
foreign-born husbands of Nigerian women but a Nigerian man’s foreign-
born wife gets automatic citizenship and lawmakers also denied
Nigerians in the Diaspora the right to vote.


They also lamented that lawmakers voted to deny women the ability to
take indigeneship in their husband’s state after five years of being
together and also rejected 35 per cent appointed positions for women.


The lawmakers, they said, also voted to deny women 35 per cent
affirmative action in party administration and leadership as well as
specific seats for women in the National Assembly.

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