Members of the National Council of Women Societies, Nasarawa State commemorating the 2022 International Women’s Day.

Shonaye Prince, Lafia

The National Council for Women Societies NCWS, Nasarawa State Chapter marched to State House of Assembly in occasion of the International Women’s Day and demanded for more inclusion of women in in governance.

They said inclusion will enable them add more value to the state and the country.

The President of NCWS, Nasarawa State, Mrs. Mary Samuel, who led women to the House of Assembly, said they were at the Assembly to register their dissatisfaction on gender inequality about women in the country especially on the recent rejection of some gender equality bills by the National Assembly.

The women beseeched members of Nasarawa State House of Assembly to stand in support of women with legislation that would improve their standard of living in the state and give them more sense of belonging in governance.

RELATED STORY: Int’l women’s day: NAWOJ, Senator Dadu’ut, Ari celebrate resilience of women in Plateau

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House in response appreciated the women for the peaceful demonstration and promised to assist them to get their need meet.

The Speaker, who was represented by the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr. Daniel Ogazi assured women of the House readiness to support any movement that will encourage gender equality.

“We will always support you, we will always be there for you and we will always meet your need by supporting any women concern bill.”

Mr. Balarabe appreciated women societies for choosing a peaceful medium to convey their demands.