Monday, 17 August 2015

ENUGU WOMEN APPROACH SPEAKER CONCERNING NCAA BILL

Hon. Edward Ubosi, Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly
Enugu women under the auspices of Enugu Coalition of Women Interest Groups have called on the government of Enugu State to pass into law the National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA) bill in order to give women superlative position in the society.

Tectono Business Review got wind of this call when the coordinator of the women interest group, Mrs. Nkiru Ugwu Nwabueze, together with her fellow members, visited Barrister Sullivan Chime’s stooge who doubles as the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi, in his office.

While speaking with the Honourable Speaker, Mrs. Nwabueze made it clear that women were not demanding to be given positions in the society equal to that of men, but that they should be given their fair share in the society. According to her, five states have passed the bill into law. She pleaded with Enugu state Government to follow suit.

In his response, the Honourable Speaker, Edward Ubosi promised the women that the house under his leadership would look into the bill, adding that it had been presented to the House during the last plenary but was not granted owing to the incompetence of its sponsors. God save Enugu State legislature that parades some incompetent lawmakers. No wonder all the commissioner nominees that were interviewed by them all passed.

Hon. Ubosi also recommended to the women group to once again present the bill to the Committee on Gender Affairs when the House Committees are constituted.