- Women are their own problems according to the minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi
- The minister disclosed that he stopped giving them appointments because of their fellow women
- Going further, Amaechi said he does not support male domination
The minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, said the pull her down syndrome among women was what stopped him from giving appointments to females.
He disclosed this while speaking at the second edition of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) in Abuja.
Amaechi argued that whenever a woman is given an appointment, the others would start spreading false allegations about her dating the man and how the appointment was not on merit, Daily Trust reports.
However, he argued that women should be given more opportunities because they are more intelligent than men, Sahara Reporters added.
The transportation minister said:
“Any woman I have ever given appointment merited it, but you are also a problem unto yourselves. If appointment is given to a woman, a fellow woman will start saying the man is dating the woman and that she did not get the appointment because she merited it, which is one of the reasons I stopped.”
Legit.ng also reported that Amaechi asked not to be distracted about the politics of 2023, saying he is not a politician.
Amaechi said this while responding to a question about his alleged interest in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The transportation minister said he is preoccupied with delivering on the various railway projects across the country, adding that he could not combine the ministerial duties with politics.
Amaechi noted that even if he has a 2023 ambition, he wouldn’t have started two years to the election because he is not a rich man.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Mandate Initiative (AMI) tipped the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi as potential successors of President Buhari in 2023.
The group said the endorsement was in line with the gentleman agreement reached by the leaders of the party at the formative stage in 2015.