- Garba Shehu has made a remark which many Nigerian men may not be pleased with
- The presidential spokesman on Friday, May 29, said that President Muhammadu Buhari trusts women more than men
- Shehu added that this is why the ministers of finance have continued to be women in the Buhari-led administration
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant, media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, May 29, said that his principal trusts women more than men in Nigeria.
Speaking on Friday in a morning show on NTA, Shehu said that this claim is proven by the fact that President Buhari has always appointed women as ministers of finance.
The presidential spokesman said: “In any case, do you know that all his ministers of finance have been women.
“Let me say this, I hope I don’t get myself into trouble. He is more trusted of women than men, because he has given this country… all these years, all the country’s money is in the hands of women and they kept it safely. And they are doing well.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the year 2020 would probably be one of the best years in the history of Nigeria for the female gender as President Buhari had unveiled the Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja on Thursday, January 16.
President Buhari said that his administration will not relent in its efforts to effect social inclusion and economic sustenance policies so as to achieve widespread economic growth and prosperity.
Among the promises the president made in Abuja on Thursday during the unveiling ceremony is the education of the girl-child in Nigeria.
To this effect, the president said: "In particular, we are laying great emphasis on the education of the girl– child. The high level of young girls who are out of school or unable to complete school due to socio-economic pressures is disturbing and must be addressed."
Moreover, the president assured Nigerian female folks that the era of early marriage for young girls is over under his administration.
He stated: ‘‘The launch of the national strategy to end child marriage, 2016 – 2021 has been the first critical step towards increasing children’s access to quality all-round education and enhancing the retention of the girl-child in our schools.’’