The Board of Trustees and Executive Council of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ) have written to the Federal Government over the non-inclusion of women in the newly constituted Governing Councils of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), and four other Federal universities in the country.
The other university includes the University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo State; Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State, and Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State. According to the letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the importance of gender inclusion in federal appointments cannot be overemphasized and Nigerian women have continuously proven to be intellectually capable and resourceful nation builders.
WIMBIZ in the letter stressed that The United Nations Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes that as long as women are economically & socially disempowered in the world of work, their homes and communities, growth will not be inclusive and we will not succeed in ending poverty.
They therefore called on the presidency to consider and prioritize gender inclusion in subsequent appointments.