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Falana Bemoans Poor Women Representation In Buhari’s Cabinet  

Posted: Dec 28, 2015 at 10:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti

The President of Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA), Mrs Funmi Falana, has bemoaned the inadequate representation of women in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, and has lodged a passionate appeal for more opportunities to be created for them to occupy exalted positions in the country.

The WELA boss and wife of Lagos lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said the call became imperative because “women are better managers and can manage the affairs of the country better.”

The human rights activist who spoke at Erelu Angela Adebayo Children’s Home, Iyin Ekiti while celebrating Christmas with the less-privileged children, appealed that “women should not be marginalized,” adding, “Women should be given a voice. The girl-child should stand up and not feel inferior. What a man can do, the woman can do better.”

The WELA boss, who said that the inability of the Federal Government to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls about two years after was painful, however, expressed hope that they would regain their freedom soon, saying: “We are waiting for the return of the girls.

“We are telling the government that it is not doing enough on securing the release of the girls from their abductors so that they can be reunited with their families. The security of every Nigerian is the responsibility of government. So, it must be seen to be alive to this responsibility,” she said.

Mrs Falana, who was at the Children’s Home with gift items including food, drinks, clothes and others, said her yearly celebration with the children was “to show the children that we care for them.

“We are using this to tell the children that the circumstance of their birth will not limit their destiny and future. It is a way of giving the less-privileged a sense of belonging and telling them that they are important,” she said.

The human rights lawyer, however, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to show love to the less-privileged by ensuring that they do not lack anything by giving them necessary assistance and support.