International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Jonathan Administration and Women Empowerment in Nigeria: The Scorecard and the Challenges
Idike, Adeline Nnenna, A.

It has been demonstrated in this paper that for the Jonathan administration in Nigeria, it has been a scenario of the obscurity of accolades. Nevertheless, one particular area of statecraft in which the Jonathan administration has been highly rated is the issue of women empowerment. Despite the accolades that the otherwise highly criticized Jonathan administration has won on women empowerment, there are still some grey areas. Findings of the study truly indicate that the scorecard of the Jonathan administration in what is currently regarded as women empowerment in Nigeria is highly commendable. However, the challenges of the administration in the area of instituting women empowerment in Nigeria are threefold. They critically border on unmasking women empowerment of its elitist, benevolent and political undertones.

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