By Maritime Security News
The Minister of Transportation, Rt.Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that women have proved to be very intelligent and capable of holding positions of authority than the mere 35 per cent affirmative action policy.
A statement by Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, Media to the minister, disclosed that Amaechi said this while speaking as a Special Guest at the 2nd edition of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) Forum, held in Abuja.
The National Gender Policy (NGP) has formulated a 35 per cent Affirmative Action (AA) in Nigeria since 2006. The policy demands that women should constitute 35 per cent of those involved in all governance processes.
According to him, women should start fielding in for position based on merit and performance, not because of gender.
He said that women should see inclusiveness in governance as a right and women in all sphere of life should be carried along.
“I do not support male domination, neither do I support female domination, I believe that all of you seated here are qualified to rule this nation, I don’t believe that a particular seat should be set aside for a woman, reason is that, women are by far more intelligent than men.
“The Deputy Secretary- General of the United Nations, Amina Muhammed was selected not because she was a woman but because she performed excellently well in her previous position.