Women’s Network Champions Gender Parity in Tinubu’s Administration

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi

Advocating for gender balance, the Women in Energy Network (WIEN) challenges President Bola Tinubu to uphold a 35% gender inclusion policy in key governmental roles.

Determined to bolster affirmative action, WIEN emphasizes the importance of including women in board positions and leadership within Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). Their initiative aligns with global movements promoting gender inclusivity in governance.

WIEN’s President, Funmi Ogbue, signed a letter underscoring the need for diversity in Tinubu’s team, associating it with enhanced innovation and balanced decision-making. This correspondence follows President Tinubu’s dissolution of various agency boards, highlighting a stark underrepresentation of women in new appointments.

WIEN’s appeal, emphasizing their role in fostering women’s leadership in energy, identifies the group as a pivotal advocate for national development.

“Transparency, empowerment, and collaboration are our core tenets,” WIEN assures, reflecting its commitment to supporting potential female appointees’ success.

The organization reminds of its significant impact, including influencing gender consideration in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and establishing scholarships for aspiring scientists. Furthermore, WIEN’s alliances with global entities like USAID and Power Africa underscore its influence and outreach.

Despite boasting substantial memberships and pioneering numerous initiatives, WIEN accentuates an ongoing pursuit: urging Nigeria to actualize the 35% inclusion directive, essential for social equity and justice.

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