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Wednesday, 16 March 2016
‘Hide in shame’ | Uche Jombo blasts Senate for rejecting Gender Equality Bill
Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo, has criticised the Nigerian Senate over the rejection of the Gender Equality Bill.
The Bill had on Tuesday, failed to scale through second reading during plenary session at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The actress, who found it unfathomable that the Senators could reject the bill, stated that ‘women empowerment’ shouldn’t be a threat to senators.
Writing on her Instagram page, Uche Jombo said: “Read through the Gender Equality bill (2011/2016) These are basic rights! Equal opportunities for men and women. Let’s get this off the way ‘Women Empowerment is not a threat senators’ anything done to assist the Nigerian woman is done to assist Nigeria simple. How can you reject Gender equality bill?”
“Every Senator that voted against the bill should hide in shame and the annoying part is the excuses they are giving as to why the bill is thrown out this second time.”
“There are only 8 women in the 109member Nigeria senate …… It’s amazing what women can do when we come together. Our voices MUST be heard. Download the bill online read and education yourself then speak out.”