Igbo Women and Political Development in Nigeria: Historical Perspective
Uduma, D. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This work is an historical exploration of Igbo women in political development and in key governance positions in Nigeria. This is in view of the fact that the role of women in our society is no longer new in developmental discourse. In this work, we examine the concepts of politics and governance, the theoretical position of women and their relevance in politics. A critical analysis of Igbo women in the pre-independence era is also discussed. Furthermore, an assessment of the degree of Igbo women in nationalist struggle and their involvement in governance in post independence Nigeria are also explored. It is accepted that for development of any kind to be successful, women who make up a large proportion of the population should not be left out. There is the belief that as many men and women who have the potentials and rights should be encouraged to contribute meaningfully to the development of our society. Therefore, everything must be done to nurture democracy as it gives room for engaging stakeholders to uplift the political status of women