Nigerian women win Commonwealth prizes

A NIGERIAN, Nonyem Obiageli Odili, has emerged winner of the Commonwealth Women in Leadership Essay competition for proffering ways government can promote women involvement in leadership and policy-making in their countries. Also, another Nigerian, Edem Dorothy Andah, took third place in the same category for her essay advocating an all-inclusive renewed socialisation and political education process granting women greater participation in leadership.

Odili took the first position in the 18-29 age category when the winner was announced at the 10th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers meeting held June 17-19 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Odili in her essay undertook a comparative analysis of select countries in the Commonwealth to highlight the “overwhelming number of women” excluded from leadership positions globally.


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