- Some clarification has emerged as to why President Muhammadu Buhari entrusted Nigeria's treasury with women
- Speaking at the State House in Abuja on Wednesday, June 5, said that it is normal practice both in the family and national space
- Moreover, President Buhari said that he will take them into consideration in the composition of his next cabinet
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 5, cleared the air as to why he has lot of women taking care of the country's treasury.
President, speaking to representatives of Nigerian women on a Sallah homage at the State House in Abuja, explained that both in the family and national space, the usual practice is to entrust women with issues of finance, Daily Trust reports.
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He said: “I think the biggest trust any leader will entrust, whether in a household, a town or a country is to give the treasury to the women.
"Since I came women are in charge of the treasury. So, I don’t think it is the number that matters, the fundamental thing is who hold the bag. Look at the treasury and look at the civil service. Even with this, you are still asking for more. In the spirit of Oliver Twist, we will watch out the numbers.”
On her part, Hajo Sani the senior special assistant to the presidency on administration, pleaded with President Buhari to consider more women as he moves to form his cabinet.
Sani said: “We know you have us at the back of your heart and you know we have the women that are capable, women that have the potentials and women that will have value to your administration.”
Moreover, the head of civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, speaking to the president, said: “This time as we move to the next level with you, we will definitely make you proud.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there were indications that outgoing ministers and state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were intensifying their battle of wits to make their way into the next cabinet of President Buhari.
Buhari’s first tenure ended at midnight on Tuesday, May 28, the same day all ministers were required to leave office. But many of them were keen to return as are some of the outgoing governors who wanted to move to the federal level.
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