President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed so much trust in women, that he has placed them in charge of the nation’s treasury.
Buhari since coming into office in 2015 has had two different women as ministers of Finance Minister – Kemi Adeosun and later Zainab Ahmed.
Speaking on Wednesday as representatives of Nigerian women paid him a Sallah homage at the State House, Abuja, Buhari pledged to give more appointments to women in the coming 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,” he said.
“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 holds 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.”