2Baba shows support for gender equality bill

Oluseyi Awojulugbe
17 Mar 2016

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Innocent Ujah Idibia, aka 2face or 2Baba, has lent his voice in support of the equal opportunity bill that failed to receive a second reading in the senate.

The bill, which speaks to gender parity and equal opportunities for women and girls, was shut down by a majority voice vote, with several senators including Sani Yerima citing religious and traditional reasons.

Bukola Saraki, senate president, said the bill suffered a setback “because there are some parts of the bill that some senators disagreed with along the lines of religion and tradition” according to Bukola Saraki, the senate president.

In a post on his social media accounts, Idibia wrote: “Imagine, after all the preaching, our senators say na lie, 50/50.”

The African Queen crooner joined celebrities like Omoni Oboli, Uche Jumbo and Simisola Ogunleye, better known as Simi, in raising their voices against the senate’s decision on the bill.

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