Nigeria: Banks To Appoint 30 Percent Women Board Members - Sanusi

According to the Governor of the Central Bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, banks in Nigeria will be required to appoint at least 30 per cent female board members and 40 per cent management staff by 2014. The decision was taken with a view to stimulating women's participation in development and nation building. He added that this year every bank must publish its gender positions, when they publish their statement of accounts. The Central Bank will not be exempted from this. Moreover, Mallam Sanusi lamented the high rate of school drop-outs in the North where over 70 per cent of girls cannot read.