Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he preferred women to head the Ministry of Finance.
Recall that Buhari had appointed Kemi Adeosun to head the Finance Ministry, before she was replaced by Zainab Ahmed in the eight years of the Buhari administration
The President said he appointed women as Finance Ministers to strategically repel people, especially men, who naturally feel too big to disturb a woman for contracts and other favours.
He added that he deliberately appointed the women to head the ministry so that it will give him a lot of peace, and to exploit the cultural behaviour of all Nigerians.
President Buhari made the disclosure while commissioning the new Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Corporate Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said: “I deliberately appointed ladies so that it will give me a lot of peace. I made sure I gave the Ministry of Finance to a lady to exploit the cultural behaviour of all Nigerians.
“Once ladies are in charge, people feel too big to go to ladies. So, I am sure peace will be allowed in the Ministry of Finance where people will go and lobby for their contracts to be paid and so on. So, they feel too big to go to ladies. So, I put a lady in charge. That gave me a lot of peace.”
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