Implement the National Gender Policy including 35% of appointive positions for women
- When made: 2015
- Where made: My Covenant with Nigerians
Passed in 2006, Nigeria’s National Gender Policy seeks to ensure women have equal access to opportunities.
President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to implement it and cede 35% of appointive positions to women. (Note: The party’s manifesto later trimmed this down to 30%.)
When the president announced his cabinet in 2015, six of its 37 ministers were women, or about 16%.
The taking up of the UN deputy secretary-general position by environment minister Amina Mohammed reduced the number of women to 5, or 14% of the cabinet in January 2017.
A list of non-ministerial appointees released in November 2017 by the presidency showed 26 women out 159 appointees - 16% of the total.
In March 2019, after his re-election, President Buhari promised women and youth more seats in his next cabinet. He didn’t keep that promise too.