‘Women deserve more role in government, they are more intelligent’ – Hon Amaechi


Quite outspoken Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi has said women deserve more role in government because they are far more intelligent than men. Adding that the 35per cent affirmative action policy currently been given to women is not enough considering the intelligence and capacity been displayed by the female gender.

Speaking as a Guest at the 2nd edition of the Association of Women Business Network of Nigerian Women (ANWBN) forum, held recently in Abuja, Amaechi said, “Women should see inclusiveness in governance as a right and women in all sphere of life should be carried along.
I do not support male domination, neither do I support female domination, I believe that all of you seated here are qualified to rule this nation, I don’t believe that a particular seat should be set aside for a woman, the reason is that women are by far more intelligent than men.”

Speaking further, the former governor said, “The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Muhammed, was selected not because she was a woman but because she performed excellently well in her previous position.
When am invited to a function and women are gathered dancing, I just wonder why women should be dancing at a function, women should be taking more seriously than dancing at a function. When you get to the table assert your authority as somebody who is brilliant, who is intelligent to get what others are getting.
Don’t tell me you are on the table and should be given a position because you are a woman, don’t ask that any seat should be set aside for you, ask for your right, it is your right, women in politics stay for meetings till 2 am, so if your husband allows you to join politics, he should be ready to support you.”

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