BIRS boss seeks upward review of 35 per cent affirmative action for women


    Mrs Mimi Azape-Orubibi, Executive Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue Service, has advocated upward review of the 35 per cent Beijing Declaration Affirmative Action for women.

    Azape-Orubibi said that more women should be given opportunities to showcase themselves.

    She said that the representation of women politically, socially, economically was low, noting that it was important for women to demand for their rights.

    Azape-Orubibi commended Gov. Samuel Ortom’s women-friendly disposition, especially for directing that election forms should be given to all female aspirants free.

    “The governor has supported the women in Benue. He is up with 35 per cent affirmative action for Benue women.

    “He has done well in this regard and if given another chance, he will do better. I am happy to be a beneficiary of that,” she said.

    She advised women to improve on their professional career so as to be counted and reckoned with in the country.

    She also advocated that the political class should accord more respect to the women.

    Azape-Orubibi advised the Federal Government to synergise with neigbhouring countries for the release of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi school girls.

    The BIRS boss tasked parents on proper upbringing of their children, to end the senseless killings and abductions in the country.(NAN)


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