Falana seeks more political offices for women
The President of Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA), Mrs Funmi Falana, has canvassed more political offices for women to enable them contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
The WELA boss and wife of Lagos lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said the call became imperative since “women are better managers and can manage the affairs of the country better”.
The human rights activist spoke at Erelu Angela Adebayo Children’s Home, Iyin Ekiti while celebrating Christmas with the less-privileged children.
She bemoaned inadequate women representation in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and appealed that “women should not be marginalised. 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.