Implement the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women
Passed in 2006, Nigeria’s National Gender Policy seeks to ensure women have equal access to opportunities. (Read our factsheet on what the numbers say about the fortunes of Nigeria’s women.)
But when the president announced his cabinet in 2015, only six of 37 ministers were women, or about 16%.
In November 2017 the presidency released a list of all non-ministerial appointees. This showed just 26 of 159 appointees were women – 16% of the total.
This had not changed as of May 2022. Legislators this year also knocked back bills that would have improved representation for women.
– Africa Check, updated May 2022. First tracked in 2018, and reviewed in 2020.