Dr Ngozi Olejeme, a member of the National Conference and The Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), recently spoke about how the Nigerian Constitution affects women. This was in Asaba to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
She spoke about the need for the law to allow women to have the right to inherit their fathers’ properties whether they are married or not, she also criticized Section 26 (2) (a) of the 1999 Constitution which denies right of citizenship to foreign men married to Nigerian women.
Apparently, while foreign women married to Nigerian men are allowed to become Nigerian citizens, foreign men married to Nigerian women cannot become citizens except by naturalization which can take up to 15 years.
Read more about her speech here