KADUNA The Civil Society Legislat- ive Advocacy (CISLAC), an NGO, has urged women to actively participate in the current electoral process in the country, to better their lives.
Mrs. Chioma Kannu, CISLAC Coordinator in Kaduna made the call in an interview with newsmen.
Kannu said women must use their numerical strength to influence the political process to their advantage.
She said that apart from joining political parties and voting, women in the country must also influence an agenda that would impact positively on their lives.
According to her, the organisation has been training women on sustainable action through active participation in politics.
“The aim is to encourage women to participate in politics so as to represent women interest,’’ she said.
Kannu said the organisation was focusing particularly on girls in tertiary institutions “to give them necessary orientation to take women issues seriously.”
“We want to catch them young, so that we can get more females to vie for political positions within the Students Union Governments, so that after graduation they would be able to participate in politics and aspire for better positions,’’ the coordinator said.
She further said that the group would by April, run jingles on radio to sensitise women on the greater roles they needed to play in the politics of the country.