Minister seeks more women representation in politics
Modupe Aderogba, Abuja
The Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has called for more representation of women in Politics.
The Minister made the call during the signing of Condolence register in honour of the first Female democratically elected Senator. Franca Afegbua at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.
She described her death as an irreparable and irreplaceable loss to the Nigerian women’s political space.
Mrs Tallen said Senator Afegbua represented the aspirations and triumphs of Nigerian Women recognition in National Development.
“Her emergence as Senator in 1983 through a keenly contested election to represent the defunt Bendel State North Senatorial District shattered the glass ceiling and paved the way for more women to attain the highest pinnacle in their political career, while dymystifying the stereotypes around women’s equal participation in politics in Nigeria.” she added
She noted that “in her days, Franca Afegbua was not only a Fashionista, but was a Cultural Ambassador, who exported the beauty of Nigerian culture to Europe through Hair Styles and the Atilogwu energetic Dance; spotlighting the rich cultural diversity of Nigeria to the world.”
Present at the signing of Condolence register was, the Sweden Ambassador, Annika Habn-Englund, former Ministers of Women Affairs, Zainab Maina and Maryam Ciroma including members of the Afegbua Family.