Nigerian women are more reliable in politics than
their male counterparts, this is according to former
president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Punch reports that the former Head of State made
the statement on Wednesday when some national
executive officers and members of the Nigeria
Association of Women journalists, NAWOJ, visited
him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun
It was gathered that Obasanjo was also presented
with a Father of the Nation Award during the visit.
While speaking during the occasion, Obasanjo
stated that women were not often given the
opportunity to exhibit their potential because of
cultural and religious inhibitions.
The former President added that the task of building
a nation could not be achieved only by men.
According to him, politics must be played with
decency, dignity and honour that women are known
“One of the best journalists that ever served me
was a woman, and that was the late Mrs Oluremi
“In politics,women are more reliable than men.
When a woman says she’s with you, you can really
take that she is with you.
“But if a man tells you he is with you and you catch
him in another meeting, he will tell you it is politics.
It should not be so.
“When a politician’s words cannot be believed, then
you are turning politics into another thing. A
politician must be a man or woman of honour, that
believes in morality,” Obasanjo said.
Also speaking at the event, the National President of
NAWOJ, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, said the visit was
in recognition of Obasanjo’s belief in the unity of