President Buhari’s recent ministerial nominations shows how the narrative of political representation of women is more of a fantasy than a goal this government intends to achieve.
A total number of 43 nominees and only 7 were women. Could the low representation of women in his nominations be as a result of there not being enough women actively involved in politics?
Could it be because women with the qualifications to run these offices are being shut out intentionally because of the boys club going on in the national assembly? Or are they locked in the other room with the keys to the door thrown out and nowhere to be found? Whatever the answer is, one thing is certain, the gender bias in our society today is well reflected in the state of Nigeria’s governance.