WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE NIGERIA EXPERIENCE
Nigeria like other countries are still pregnant of sustainable development and have not fully realized that the midwives are women and for a successful delivery to take place, women need to be empowered first, if not there will be constant miscarriage and abortion. The roles most Nigerian women played and are still playing in the little chance given to them have showed that if given more, Nigeria will achieve a sustainable development. The differences between men and women lie in their training not in their natural endowments. The type of training men receive, which makes them to excel in many ways, if given to women, they would equally excel. If women are free from all conventional setbacks, they will perform their roles well and achieve success in other fields of human endeavour. What they need to prove themselves as wonderful agents of development is a just and fair society without gender discrimination.