Gender inequality is a major cause of the high unemployment rate in developing countries like Nigeria. In Nigeria, women make up 48.4% of the working population, while men make up 59.9%. Men still outweigh women in Nigeria, where the gender ratio is about equal. As a result, the gender wage gap in the labour field continues to worsen poverty.
In this episode of the “Public Eye,” Funmi Iyanda, Okolie Precious Chinaza, a mechanic, Amarachi Ihezie, a tricyclist from Warri, and Agnes Sessi, NLC chairperson Lagos Chapter, discuss the importance of having women in the workforce.
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