The ex- Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken about the prospects of electing the first female governor to pilot the affairs of a state in the country.
According to PM News, Obasanjo who spoke at the book presentation of “Nigerian Women Pioneers and Icons” written by Prof. Bolanle Awe, noted that women are now taking over the mantle of leadership in several parts of the world. He cited the example of Britain where a woman had just assumed the mantle of leadership at the topmost hierarchy, while being optimistic that the United States was about to witness the emergence of a female president for the first in the person of Hilary Clinton. He said: This is the time for women to reap the labour of these great women of the past, adding that women in Nigeria were doing extremely well and should be allowed greater involvement in the affairs of the nation.”
The former president who was represented by Dr. Femi Majekodunmi said the female folks were seriously competing with men in other areas apart from physical strength which men excelled the women.
He said it was time the nation produced elected female governors. “Women are patient, women persevered; they are now in many areas. Soon, we will be having elected women governors in Nigeria and soon, women will take over,” he said. Meanwhile, a prominent lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, ahas challenged the former president Obasanjo to mention the cabal he said bought some of the nation’s assets which were sold in the previous administrations. Obasanjo had backed the sale of some national assets but had also cautioned the federal government against selling them to the same cabal who bought some assets during previous administrations.