- President Buhari said he put women in the key financial positions for two major reasons
- The first reason, according to the president, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available while the second is to promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness
- Reacting, APC woman leader said women were pleased and willing to vote for Buhari because his administration's policies were formulated to favour and empower women
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he preferred placing women in charge of the economic and financial hub of the country such as the Ministry of Finance and other strategic positions
The president on Thursday, September 12, said having women in the financial sector is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness.
According to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Buhari said he preferred women to be in charge of the treasury as they can readily deploy their experience in aligning resources with the needs of the country.
Buhari further explained that the nation also had many female technocrats with local and international experiences on economy and finance.
Legit.ng gathers that the president made this known 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.
“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 reiterated that his administration will ensure inclusiveness for women and youths, especially in the second term, by providing more access to facilities that will enable spread of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, and encourage more interest in agriculture.
In her remarks, the APC woman leader congratulated President Buhari for his victory at the polls and the tribunal, commending the administration for its efforts in managing the affairs of the country, which provided the impetus for the vigorous campaigns.
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.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari gave assurance that the federal government would not inflict additional hardship on citizens.
The president disclosed this on Thursday, September 12, in Abuja, when the new executive of Trade Union Congress led by its president, Quadri Olaleye, visited him at the State House.
He added that his government would instead keep seeking ways to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
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