NGO reiterates Commitment to Mentor Women in Politics


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A Non Governmental organization (NGO), Women Mentoring and Leadership Initiative (WANFOI), has reintratated it’s commitment to mentor and encourage more women to participate in active politics.

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Mrss Florence Aya, the President of WANFOI said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna.
Aya, a former member of  the House of Representatives, started that the NGO was set up by five other women to encourage female politicians to take up more responsibilities.
“We want to see more women in the political field,  five of us sat together to form an NGO to mentor women who are interested in participating in politics.
“Our major activities is mentoring women who wants to hold political offices, we also carried out peace advocacy, visitations to local government areas, and delves into health issues and youth advocacy.”
According to her, the organization also works closely with political parties to ensure that women are represented at the structural levels of the parties.
“During election periods we go round and advocated for more women to be appointed into political officeses,” she said.
The organisation President said in the last three years they  have grown more stronger,  opening branches in some local government areas.
“We have more than 120 registered members and we also have about seven local government chapters in Kaduna state.
“The  chapters are  in Sanga, Jema’a, Kaura, Zangon Kataf, Sabongari, Zaria and Lere.
“We are still working to ensure that before the next general elections, majority of the local governments have WANFOI members,” she said.

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