SENATE KILLS BILL SEEKING TO GIVE WOMEN EQUAL RIGHTS WITH MALE COUNTERPARTS

A bill seeking to give Nigerian women equal rights in marriage, education and jobs has been defeated in the senate.

The bill, the gender and equal opportunities bill sponsored by the senate minority whip, Abiodun Olujinmi, also provide appropriate measures to be taken against gender discrimination, in political and public life as well as violence to women.

Under the bill, widows will take custody of their children and inherits their husbands property.

The bill scheduled to pass the second reading faced strong opposition from senators.

After the intense debate, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, puts the bill to a vote, and majority of the senators killed it

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