WOMEN IN NIGERIA’S LABOUR FORCE- EQUALITY OF PAY AND OPPORTUNUTIES
The female percentage of total labour force in Nigeria was reported to be 45.44% in 2017, leading to the increased belief in the notion that there is a possibility or an opinion that there are fewer Nigerian women engaged in top management cadet of the formal sector establishment because majority of them lack the educational qualifications necessary for such positions.
In more developed countries, women make contributions to develop their societies and economy because the structural barriers that exclude women, especially those who are qualified for lofty positions have been removed.
This was the issue taken on by our AM Hub team of Wemimo (@wemimospot), Dapo (@abanjo1) and Rotimi (@rotimisankore), on our show Morning Crossfire, and they were joined on the phone by veteran Journalist and Broadcaster, Lady Ejiro Umokoro, who called for the inclusion of more women in occupational categories.
Ejiro added that most women have not been allowed to occupy executive positions, which has affected their income flow and further called on the federal governnent to come up with policies to create equal opportunities for women.
Watch the full conversation below: