The Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians’ new chair, Bolaji Olagbaju, has stated that one of her main priorities is to increase the representation of women in Nigerian governance.
Olagbaju, who was chosen in Abuja on Tuesday, will succeed Elizabeth Ativie, the former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, as CONFEPA’s chairperson for a four-year term.
The Ekiti State House of Assembly’s Deputy Speaker, Olagbaju, promised to put up great effort in developing the framework necessary to revive the 35 percent affirmative action policy in Nigerian politics.
“The female lawmakers would devise legitimate means through which we will fight for the abrogation of laws that infringe on women and girl-child citizens’ rights in Nigeria,” the Ekiti lawmaker told journalists during a meeting in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.
Prior to her election into the state legislature, Olagbaju served as the governor of the state’s Senior Special Assistant in the state House of Assembly, representing Ado Ekiti Constituency II.