Why I Handed Over Nigeria’s Treasury To Women- President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated his preference for women when it comes to trusting anyone with the economic and financial operations of the country. The president first remarked about why it is important for him to have women be in charge of the treasury in June this year. He was addressing a group of women delegates when he told them that it is no coincidence that all Minister of finance officeholders in his administration are women.

Yesterday in Abuja, the president said placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. In his address, he added that even at the household level, money should be handed over to women, because of their managerial capabilities.

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The President while receiving a delegation of National, Zonal, State and FCT Women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the party Women Leader, Hajiya Salamatu Umaru Baiwa at the State House yesterday in Abuja said:

“I am happy that I can defend myself very effectively on this issue. The APC party leader is my witness.

Since the coming into power of this administration I have handed over the treasury to women.

Even at household level, you hand over the money to women to manage.

It can be taken to the level of managing the country’s treasury as well. I have consistently given it to women. It is strategic.

I am conscious of the leadership roles of women in the society and by my action, I have justified my belief,’’

President Buhari said.

The President stressed that his administration will ensure inclusiveness for women and youths. In her remarks, Baiwa said women were particularly pleased and willing to vote for the President because the government deliberately formulated some policies to favour and empower women, like the social intervention Trader Moni.

She said the APC had many resourceful and loyal women that would contribute to the success of the administration while commending the President for giving women strategic positions in the government.

“Our prayer is that God will give you the tenacity to overcome all obstacles,’’

the Woman Leader said.

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