Some female lawmakers at the Cross River State House of Assembly on Wednesday bemoan what they call “lack of adherence to the 35 percent Affirmative Action” as the State Governor Sir Ben Ayade forwarded 39 Commissioner Nominees before the House.
Speaking under “Point of Observation” Member representing Yala 1 State Constituency, Rt Hon. Regina Anyogo regretted that out of 39 commissioner Nominees and the 3 confirmed commissioners only 6 were women, a situation she said represented less than 10 percent in the entire State Executive Council.
While baring her mind, she maintained that the Governor should always recognised the enormous contributions of women both at the party level and also as mobilisers.
Also speaking, Member representing Akpabuyo State Constituency Rt Hon Elizabeth Ironbar having frown on the abnormalities of giving two commissioner Nominees to a single Ward in her Constituency; said the imbalance created by the list was highly regrettable.
“Six commissioner Nominees in a 39 lists is highly too small, we all know the enormous contributions of women in our society, but when it comes to sharing women are forgotten, its not fair, thus I call on the Governor to address the situation for equity and fair play”
However, Lawmaker representing Ikom 1 and Deputy Leader of the House Rt Hon Fred Osim query that while some local governments in northern and southern senatorial district got 3 Nominees , non of the LGAs in the central got 3 Nominees.
It would be noted that the Cross River Governor Sir Ben Ayade today forwarded 39 commissioner nominees to the House of Assembly for consideration and approval.