The senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Stella Oduah, on Thursday criticised her colleagues in the red chamber for shutting down the gender equality and opportunity bill.
The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi from Ekiti South, seeks to promote equal opportunities, advancement of all persons, prohibition of violence against women among many other
While reacting, Oduah urged understanding from Nigerians, particularly her colleagues that the bill is not an issue bordering on patriarchy.
She noted that women are first of all human beings who have rights, before their ultimate role as mothers and therefore should be allowed equal opportunities.
The lawmaker who appealed for a relaunched of the bill, urged that it is pertinent that all the stakeholders join forces to enlighten Nigerians on how vital the bill is to our progress as a modern State.