Obasanjo said women all over the world are taking over politics, adding that it should not be different in Nigeria.
Obasanjo said this at the launch of Professor Bolanle Awe’s book titled: Nigerian Women Pioneers and Icons.
The ex President said women all over the world are taking over politics, adding that it should not be different in Nigeria.
He said “Today, things have changed, women are seen in position of authorities. This is the time for women to reap the labour of these great women of the past. Women in Nigeria are doing extremely well and should be allowed greater involvement in the affairs of the nation.”
He also said “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.”
Obasanjo also cited the emergence of Theresa May as the Prime Minister of Britain, and Hillary Clinton who is running for President in the United States.
The former President also called for the urgent reform of the business operations model of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).