In spite of the myriad challenges women have surmounted and have contributed to the development of Nigeria both politically and socially and given the various forms of discrimination against them their participation in politics has been tremendous as well as remarkable.
Women as whole must rise to the challenges of eliminating the discrimination against them. But this can only be accomplished with them empowering and educating themselves both financially and educationally.
The society as a whole must see it as a duty upon them to assist women to acquire education and meaningful jobs as well.
Politically there is the need to intensively and rigorously enlighten and educate women in all ramifications on the dangers and disadvantages of illiteracy.
It is my humble opinion that the more women participate in politics the more the process would accommodate them because politics does not discriminated based on gender and incidences such as political thuggery as well as violence may be a thing of the past if more women delve whole heartedly with all sincere dedication in to the field of politics.
Women are usually seen as mere followers in the field of democratic politics this has to end they must take their rightful places where it is necessary.
Women are supposed to give their unalloyed support to the democratization process without necessarily getting any recognition or prominence in return because democracy is all about patriotism and selfless national duty.
In a nutshell the fact that politics is seen as a man’s endeavor alone cannot be exclusively blamed on the domineering attitude of the males alone the women must also take their own fair share of the blame.
Women cannot be politically relevant both within the society and within the political parties if they continue to show lack of interest, passivity and docility in the political process.
My argument is that women must sincerely demonstrate a keen sense of duty, responsibility tolerance, self-sacrifice, dedication, zeal and vigor in politics just like they do within the home front. Women must boldly and confidently step out of their cocoons.Some of the cultural and religious inhibitions should not restrain them from making positive contributions towards through active political participation geared towardssocietal progress and development. Consequently they must demonstrate decency morality and a strong sense of patriotism. To participate in politics does not imply directly or indirectly that women should break up their ties with their husbands or disrespect them.
Family harmony and peace are important aspects of the society and the society cannot exist without the home because the society is a product of the home. Women should cultivate a high sense of understanding within the family and at the same time respect their husbands and seek their help, advice and counsel in all matters.
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