2Baba shows support for gender equality bill

By: 
Oluseyi Awojulugbe
Date: 
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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