A senator that represented Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has blamed the First Ladies of the 36 states of the federation and women holding positions in government over the recent bills passed by the senate that was popularly seen to be against women.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the Senate passed a series of bills after two years of deliberations to amend the controversial 1999 constitution, adopted during the transition from military rule to democracy that year.
One of the amendments would have granted citizenship to foreign-born husbands of Nigerian women which would be seen as being equal with the existing law already confers automatic citizenship on foreign-born wives of Nigerian men.
Another would have given a woman the right to become indigenes of their husband’s state after five years of marriage.
There were also provisions to assign 35 percent of legislative seats to women, as well as reserve 35 percent of political party leadership, for Nigerian women.
Reacting through his verified Twitter handle, Sani said, “If the 36 First Ladies in the country and women holding positions in Government, the private sector and the Civil Society have been 24/7 vigilant in the NASS during the process of the Bill, they could have gotten what they want. Many of them were not in the country and they lost.
If the 36 First Ladies in the country and women holding positions in Government,the private sector and the Civil Society have been 24/7 vigilant in the NASS during the process of the Bill,they could have gotten what they want.Many of the were not in the country and they lost.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 3, 2022
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