The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Saturday, commended the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for declaring a state of emergency on status of women.

Gbajamiala had expressed worry over the status of women particularly as it concerns inclusion in governance and the growing violence and discrimination against them.

President of the council, Gloria Shoda

The President of the council, Gloria Shoda, gave the commendation in a statement released in Abuja.

Shoda decried the rising spate of violence and abuse against women, adding that Nigerian women would not forget the Speaker if he pushed the 9th assembly to tackle women challenges in the country.

According to her, women are the bed rock of nation building, and having them in key decision making positions will further bring development to Nigeria.

The president, therefore, appealed to the 9th assembly to ensure an all inclusive government, which would be recorded in history that their tenure improved the life of women in the country.