Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday is of the belief that women are more reliable than men hence they should be given more positions of authority to ensure the nation’s growth.
Obasanjo made the observation while receiving the leadership of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The women were there to present the association’s “Father of the Nation” award to Chief Obasanjo.
The former President said: “In politics, women are more reliable than men. When a woman says she’s with you, you can really take it that she is with you, but if a man tells you he is with you and you catch him in another meeting, he will tell you it is politics, it should not be so.
“When a politician’s words cannot be believed, then you are turning politics into another thing. A politician must be a man or woman of honour, that believes in morality.”
Obasanjo emphasized the need to play politics with decency, dignity and honour. He added that one of the best journalists that ever served him was a woman, referring to the late Mrs Oluremi Oyo.