Ekiti dep. speaker, Olagbaju, emerges female lawmakers’ chair

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State, Rt Hon. Bolaji Olagbaju, has emerged the Chairperson of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians.

Olagbaju who was elected in Abuja on Tuesday will take over from the former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Elizabeth Ativie, for a four-year tenure as CONFEPA chairperson.

The lawmaker representing representing Ado Ekiti Constituency II in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, said that her immediate goals as CONFEPA chair included seeking for more inclusion of women in governance in Nigeria.

She also promised to work assiduously on the framework to reactivate the 35 per cent affirmative action in the Nigerian polity.

Olagbaju assured that during her tenure, “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 new CONFEPA chairperson was Senior Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Government before her election into Ekiti State parliament.

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