The only female senator of the 57 Senators from northern Nigeria, Binta Masi-Garba, has advocated for an affirmative action on female representation in both state houses of Assembly and the National Assembly, saying women’s positive contribution in leadership and development is critical to the development of the country.
I am a Christian, don’t I have the right to be taught Christian Religious Knowledge in Katsina or if I am a Muslim living in Rivers State, don’t I have the right to be taught Islamic Religious Knowledge in Rivers? These are the things we must deal with. Can we say that about Imo, Abia, Ondo or any other state in the country? Can every Nigerian dream and aspire to becoming anything in any part of this country without been held back by the sentiments of state, tribalism or region? Until that is dealt with and attained, we cannot talk about the progress of the country or about true federalism.