Policies & The Gender Agenda.
Gender Emergence & Economic Development
Theme: Policies & The Gender Agenda.
The tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan saw boldly an unprecedented appointed number of women into strategic federal level positions directly linked to his transformation agenda. A part of his determination to revolutionise the Nigerian economy, he signed the Local Content Bill into law in 2010 (one of his first acts in office). One of the key tenets of the law specifies that 70% of employment positions in the oil and gas sector must be occupied by indigenes.