- BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Nigeria women as far as politics of the 21st century is concerned still have very bright future suffice it to say that the men have been in power for 42 years and it is a welcome development therefore that women equal participation in political life plays a pivotal role in the general process of the advancement of women.
Gone are the days when women were relegated to inferior position in the society. When they were only meant to stay at home rear children and take care of them. When they were only meant to do the domestic chores and gossip over one another. Today, the reverse is the case, women are now found in big establishments, competing with their male folk for the most important position. Some are even acting as bosses in the small establishment where there spouse are working. Nigeria women today have proved their worth in all areas human endeavour. Take for instance, some women are bank managers, chair persons of some professional bodies and management. An example is Mrs. Odili, the wife of River state governor, she is the president and founder of the Adolescent project. Another example is Mrs. Buajoko Kuforidi, who was at one tome appointed the chair person River basin development Authority, this is an indicator that women are capable of making big establishment, they do not just go there to embezzle public funds rather, they utilize it in a more meaningful way. Infact, there is no position where the women cannot fit in properly be it in legal profession, they are becoming senior advocated of Nigeria (SAN) a position firmly reserved for men, not only that women now sit as presiding judge in high courts.
Politically, women are making waves, the time has therefore come when men should recognize the contributions of women in National development and step aside to give women chance to sit at the presidential villa.