By Lilian Ibomor

As the 2023 general election is set to be concluded on 18th March, the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, MWAN, has called on the President-Elect and would-be Governors to respect the 35 per cent affirmative action for the inclusion of women in all executive and advisory councils. 

President of the association, Dr Adekemi Otolorin stated this at a news conference to mark International Women’s Day held at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

Dr Otolorin pointed out that women had long been relegated to the background in key positions, and therefore, called for an all-inclusive system of Government.

While fielding questions from journalists, Dr Otolorin said the association would not relent until it achieved the aim of getting the attention of people in power, saying provision for women and other vulnerable ones was what true democracy is all about.

Dr Otolorin said considering the relevance of women in society, they should be remunerated as their male counterparts.

Medical Women Association is known for catering for the needs of women in the medical profession and addressing matters of general interest.

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