Women and Political Enpowerment in Nigeria Through Changing Scenes: From Pre-colonial to Present

Abiodun Afolabi




The level of involvement of -women in the Nigerian government and politics since 1999 has been very dishearteningly and unfruitfully low, This is because attempts by some stakeholders in the political terrain to assign politico-administrative responsibilities to them with a view to bringing them into the mainstream of political activities have not largely succeeded. Admittedly, women like Sarah Jubril, Okonjo Iweala, Dora Akunyili, Obi Ezekwesili and so on, have made their marks, within their limited power and influence, to break into the centre of government/politics and make meaningful impact in their respective spheres. Yet, the stakeholders have not been really sincere in the empowerment of women. The paper brings to the foreground, the forces of insincerity on the part of the stakeholders and how these forces could be effectively tackled to ensure an increased level of governmental/political empowerment of women in our society. The method of content analysis has been adopted to dialogue with the problematic of the study.

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