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How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Magae: 2:39am On Apr 12
The construction industry is widely considered to be one of the world’s largest industrial employers of labour, and is linked to all other sectors of countries’ economies. It presents a path to empower women economically but it tends to be dominated by men.

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority.

This is not only an issue of equitable gender representation but one of meeting the industry’s needs.

Researchers have identified skills shortages as a problem in construction. Attracting more women to careers in the industry could help bridge these gaps.

In Nigeria, women make up only 16.3% of the construction profession. Research on this is scarce but one 2006 study of the informal housing delivery sector found that women’s participation was extremely low.

This was presumed to be due to certain cultural ethics and values in Nigeria.
In our study, we investigated the current level of women’s participation, challenges faced by professional women and the factors that influence them in the course of developing careers in construction.

We found that gender discrimination and dominance of male culture were among the top constraints. The top strategy suggested for changing this was to make young women aware of opportunities that exist for them in the industry.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by TarOrfeeek: 2:47am On Apr 12
Have you also noticed the imbalance of genders in the Military?

Can you push the FG to reduce male quotas in thr military to 10% so that women will take the remaining 90%.

If you cannot push for this legislatively, you are an unwise dolt.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by saphiere(f): 9:08pm On Apr 26
Magae:
The construction industry is widely considered to be one of the world’s largest industrial employers of labour, and is linked to all other sectors of countries’ economies. It presents a path to empower women economically but it tends to be dominated by men.

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority.

This is not only an issue of equitable gender representation but one of meeting the industry’s needs.

Researchers have identified skills shortages as a problem in construction. Attracting more women to careers in the industry could help bridge these gaps.

In Nigeria, women make up only 16.3% of the construction profession. Research on this is scarce but one 2006 study of the informal housing delivery sector found that women’s participation was extremely low.

This was presumed to be due to certain cultural ethics and values in Nigeria.
In our study, we investigated the current level of women’s participation, challenges faced by professional women and the factors that influence them in the course of developing careers in construction.

We found that gender discrimination and dominance of male culture were among the top constraints. The top strategy suggested for changing this was to make young women aware of opportunities that exist for them in the industry.
Reason why Nigeria will not go far.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by vampiresdiary(m): 9:08pm On Apr 26
Women kwa

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by ProlificEric(m): 9:08pm On Apr 26
obviously men are more suited to work in construction companies than women.

Meanwhile get a quick and affordable loan with no collateral requirements. Check my signature.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by CryptoTeacher(m): 9:08pm On Apr 26
Seriously?

Shebi masons are part of the construction industry? Of course they should.

In places like Ebonyi State, I've seen more women working as masons in construction sites than men. I believe there are people here that can confirm my claim.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by blinking001(m): 9:08pm On Apr 26
Rubbish post.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Ckonnet: 9:09pm On Apr 26
Do you expect those slay queens that are littered on Instagram to come n work in construction industries grin

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by TheSTreetman: 9:10pm On Apr 26
Same way women are not seen in agbero or conductor. They should seek for employment over there.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Anaerobi(m): 9:10pm On Apr 26
when a dog bites a man, it's no news, but when a man bites a dog, it's news.

so it is, when a man feeds a woman, it's no news, but when a woman feeds a man, the whole street will hear about it.

allow men to dominate and keep doing their duties.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Dalil8: 9:10pm On Apr 26
TarOrfeeek:


Have you also noticed the imbalance of genders in the Military?

Can you push the FG to reduce male quotas in thr military to 10% so that women will take the remaining 90%.

If you cannot push for this legislatively, you are an unwise dolt.

ON point

Op if you're a woman, what's stopping you from joining the construction industry?

Are you disabled?

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Ajibade123(m): 9:10pm On Apr 26
everybody be forming gender activist this days
A businessman or project manager has no business with gender....they won't even employ a skinny guy as labourer not to talk of females with long nails and eye lashes

OP when you need labour to build your mansion I hope 90% of your labourers would be female


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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by saphiere(f): 9:11pm On Apr 26
ProlificEric:
obviously men are more suited to work in construction companies than women.

Meanwhile get a quick and affordable loan with no collateral requirements. Check my signature.
Says who?
Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by fourboys: 9:11pm On Apr 26
they are busy sharing their nudes on instergram.... and real Gs like me are happy abt dat..

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by clockwisereport: 9:11pm On Apr 26
Edem women in Nsukka are popularly known for mixing concrete

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by KingEbukasBlog(m): 9:12pm On Apr 26
Because men are better suited for construction jobs than women because of their biology ? undecided

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by saphiere(f): 9:12pm On Apr 26
TheSTreetman:
Same way women are not seen in agbero or conductor. They should seek for employment over there.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Hndrrxxx(m): 9:12pm On Apr 26
Of course the construction company is not for children or ladies


How will they handle the contractor telling the site engineer he's in site and has not done anything since morning while you've been in site since 7am against all traffic odds cuz the contractor just called you all of a sudden those he paid to bring plaster sand couldn't make it yesterday and they will be coming in as early as 7am today. After receiving the sand, your also the stock keeper and went to check the cement you will be using for block setting and casting before the bricklayers and casters arrive all this with an empty stomach. You shuffle and multi task between supervisor the bricklayers, those casting the raft foundations , the interlockers who are laying the interlock, the technician fixing the german door and the other bricklayers doing plastering. Only for the main contractor to come and tell you your literally useless, the plastee sand is not gum enough and is wasting the cement, the iron benders , electricians and plumbers didn't finish their work before you allow casting, the interlock they mould yesterday with 12 bags of cements ought to be 1500 PCs why didn't you count it?? They have not started laying the interlock of building 12 and we are handing over by Wednesday, tell me what have you been doing since morning.


Dammnn@@ embarassed embarassed embarassed
If you think all these is what a woman can handle both emotionally and physically then you need to think twice undecided

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by earthgreeners(m): 9:12pm On Apr 26
This appear to be a worldwide issue. it's mainly based on risk factors. Same with the Military.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by ManspaceBarber(m): 9:12pm On Apr 26
It's appears to be a global issue.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Karlovych: 9:13pm On Apr 26
They prefer careers in other fields, not everything has to be a gender war

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by KingEbukasBlog(m): 9:14pm On Apr 26
saphiere:
Says who?
Science

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by GreenWire(m): 9:14pm On Apr 26
Naso oo.
Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Torbez(m): 9:15pm On Apr 26
Says who, abi na dem no too put body, because of the physically demanding nature of the industry, how many females dey study civil/structural engineering, building and surveying for our tetiary institutions?
Una just enjoy to blame guys for every of una incapabilities, claiming ''gender discrimination''.

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Offpoint1: 9:17pm On Apr 26
I want to share my Netflix account with someone for just 1k


Hit me via WhatsApp number on my signature if you're interested,....

since I subscribe I no get chance watch any film.
Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by saphiere(f): 9:17pm On Apr 26
KingEbukasBlog:

Science
Same science that says a woman cannot give birthday after 50yrs?

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Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by Biglittlelois(f): 9:17pm On Apr 26
Hmmm
Re: How Women Are Locked Out Of Nigeria’s Construction Industry by humberjade: 9:19pm On Apr 26

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