Gender representation in the governance of the nation has remained radically bias. From 1999 till 2018, the percentage of women occupying positions of authority has fluctuated between 5% to 10%. The female community still remains vastly unrepresented in both executive and legislative positions.

Statistics show that a woman has never been elected president or vice president in Nigeria. No woman has been elected governor of a state. Also, only five females have been appointed deputy governors in any state within almost a decade.

The infographic below gives more details.

Will Nigeria ever have a female president or governor?

SOURCE: Databod Nigeria

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