Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has appointed 131 women to various political positions.

The governor said the appointments were in fulfilment of his promise to appoint more women in his government.

The appointments were for the positions of coordinators and Senior Special Assistants. The Governor appointed 41 women as coordinators, and 90 assistant Senior Special Assistants.

He emphasised that the appointments of the women to the positions were based on merit, proven credentials, personal integrity, and outstanding records of performance in their previous assignments.

He said the appointees were expected to bring their knowledge, skills, and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of their new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in them.

On 19 July, during a visit by the executive members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers in Minna, the governor pledged to appoint a record number of women in his administration.