The President, Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Mrs Ebere Ifendu, on Monday, applauded President Buhari for appointing Mrs Amina Zakari as acting Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to a Daily Post report, Ifendu gave the commendation at a news conference, organised by the Forum in collaboration with various gender and women related non-governmental organisations in Abuja.
She used the opportunity to fault criticisms that trailed the appointment of Zakari, from various quarters.
According to her, the appointment of acting INEC boss is in line with the national gender policy and procedure for appointment in INEC.
“The time has come for Nigeria to recognise that appointment of women in executive and other positions is not a favour as has been muted in some quarters.
“The Forum also recognises and appreciates the recent unprecedented appointments by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, specifically the gender composition of his cabinet.
“We have also been informed that Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has appointed a woman as Head of Service.’’
Ifendu said that the inclusion of women in election administration would augment efforts to increase women’s voices and participation in the electoral process.