Senator Oluremi Tinubu has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider giving leadership positions to women in the 9th assembly.
Mrs Tinubu said this on Thursday after receiving her certificate of return for being re-elected to represent Lagos Central senatorial district in the National Assembly.
Tinubu, who is the longest serving female lawmaker in the Senate, said she had garnered enough experience and should be considered for a leadership position in the Assembly.
“The men have to trust the women to do that, especially the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in making sure that women are given their fair share.
“I am the first woman in Nigeria to be re-elected for third term as a Senator, I think they have to consider what they will give to a woman at the 9th assembly.
“I believe I have represented the women agenda for over 20 years and they should trust me and my office will be opened to them; then we can move the agenda of the nation forward and I am looking forward to that,” she said.
Tinubu added that “women should come together and support each other. A woman who is in a position should be there for other women, where ever God has placed you, the next woman in the street is your sister, daughter and your mother, so you should keep speaking out for them.
“When one is speaking, she is speaking for all, it will not just be all about designer bags, but, let’s make sure that when we are wearing one, we are giving one to that other women,” she said.