Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian Women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts, saying it is high time political leaders got them involved in the country’s politics. Obasanjo said this while speaking at the Women’s Power Lunch 2018 organised by Murtala Muhammed Foundation in Lagos, noting that his experience in governance between 1999 and 2007 had clearly shown this postulation. His assertion was immediately corroborated by the former president of the Republic of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who urged African women to fight against what she described as gender inequality, maintaining that women had power to be advocate of their cause. Obasanjo, who was the chairman of the Board of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, specifically recalled that women who served as minister in his cabinet were nominated by their states but by his own initiatives, declared that those nine women eventually proved themselves in delivering on their duties and be more reliable in politics. “When I was elected as president and I asked the states to give me the nominations of people to be appointed as ministers, they did not include women. They just did not include women but fortunately, I had opportunity to set up a retreat composed of men and women who had been with us during the campaign and I was there for one week.
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