By Tobi Soniyi
A women advocacy group, the Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF), has called for the immediate re-introduction of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOP) at the National Assembly.
It also called on the lawmakers in both legislative chambers to pass the bill without delay.
NFF said in a statement issued on Thursday and signed by Geraldyn Ezeakile that the rejection of the bill by the Senate was a clear indication that the present senate was not in tune with the present realities facing Nigerian women, from increased insecurity to sexual assault, abduction and forced marriages.
“The passing of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill would have indicated Nigeria was ready to empower women through gender equality and equal opportunities”, the group said.