President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he entrusted the country’s treasury in the hands of women since 2015 when his government came on board.
According to the president, he appoints women to head the ministry for finance because he has trust in them.
Buhari stated this while hosting representatives of Nigerian women on a Sallah homage at the State House in Abuja, while reassuring them that he would give more recognition to women in his new cabinet.
“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,” he said
Leading the women, the Senior Special Assitant to the President on Administration, Dr. Hajo Sani, urged Buhari to consider more women in his cabinet.
“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,” she said.