A Nigerian non-profit organisation, Women in Management and Business and Public Service, has urged the Federal Government to consider gender inclusion in appointments.
The organisation, in a statement titled, ‘RE: Appointment of Council Members of Five Nigerian Universities; the Need for Gender Inclusion,’ said it was disappointing that the five members appointed recently by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), into each of the governing councils of five universities and all were male.
The statement was signed by the organisation’s Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ighodalo and its Chairperson, Executive Council, Mrs Ngover Ihyembe-Nwankwo.
“Nigerian women have continuously proven to be intellectually capable and resourceful nation builders as epitomised by the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
“The fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mrs Amina Mohammed; the first female Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria, Prof. Grace Adele-Williams and the first female Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Ebele Okeke, are just a few of the many examples of outstanding female leadership we see demonstrated around us.