Celebrating and Encouraging Women In Politics

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March 8 is the International Women’s Day!

Women have shown exemplary dedication and succeeded  in many spheres of life. However, there seems to be an obvious imbalance between male and female politicians generally. This is a phenomenon that requires urgent attention.

Unfortunately, this is the case with respect to the Nigerian senate. Only 6% of Nigerian senators are women (see map in the “Political Maps” Category). In the 2015 elections, only 7 female senators out of a total of 109 were elected into office. According to Senator Monsurat Sunmonu “Women should be encouraged to participate more [in] politics”


Olusegun Osifuye

Founder, Nigeria In Maps