The executive arm of the Nigerian government has been urged to develop a comprehensive action plan to address challenges facing women in the country.
This was part of the resolution of the House of Representatives on the motion to commemorate World Population Day.
Presenting the motion, Nkiruka Onyejeocha from Abia State expressed concern over the plight of the Nigerian women in relation to challenges facing the nation.
“Also concerned that with the rise in insurgency, sectarian crisis and killings in recent years in Nigeria, the plight of women has worsened with more widows and orphaned children, especially the girl child.” the lawmaker added.
The lawmakers also advocated for an urgent population census to extract the demographics for adequate planning to uplift the living condition of Nigerians especially the women.
In the 2019 edition, Global attention has been focused on the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference in Beijing China, which show that women and children still remain highly vulnerable to societal hazards.