Saturday Tete Birabil, Uduak Idoghor


It is desirable and inevitable that women should participate effectively in national development activities, given their number and strategic role in society. However, in Nigeria, there are insinuations of marginalization of women in all ramifications. This paper, therefore, principally examined why such huge disparity exist between the men and their female counterparts. The legal basis for gender inequality was also reiterated. An overview of women status in Nigeria shows that priority attention towards gender equity was not given. The paper close with some conclusion and way forward meant to remedy the situation so as to give a sound and sustainable gender balance in Nigeria.


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