Nigeria will hold an election on 25 February, but only a small percentage of the candidates vying for political office are female. Currently, around 7% of political positions are occupied by women.

Activists fear that the number will not increase in this election. The BBC News Women’s Affairs Journalist Azeezat Olaoluwa sent this report from Lagos.

Produced by Jessica Nwankwo, Yetunde Olugbenga, Ann-Marie Yiannacou and Princess Irede Abumere

Edited by Gloria Achieng