Former President Obasanjo Urges Nigeria to Embrace Female President for National Growth

Former President Obasanjo Urges Nigeria to Embrace Female President for National Growth

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Call for Gender Equality in Leadership

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his belief that Nigeria is ready to have a female President in order to foster growth and align with developed nations.


Obasanjo, a former leader of Nigeria, emphasized the need to give women the opportunity to lead the country after decades of male leadership since independence.

He made these remarks during the 5th edition of the Egba Dialect Debate and Choral Competition for Secondary Schools in Ogun Central Senatorial District, held in Abeokuta.

Gender Equality for Stronger Development

Obasanjo emphasized that for the country to stand strong and progress, power should be shared equally between both genders.

He compared the task of governing the country to carrying a load, stating that it cannot be accomplished by one hand alone.

The former President advocated for gaining valuable experience from both men and women, emphasizing that the only difference between the genders is the ability of women to bear children.

Breaking Barriers for Female Leadership

According to Obasanjo, there are no barriers preventing women from becoming the President of Nigeria.


He encouraged society to recognize the potential of women and provide equal opportunities for leadership positions.

The former President highlighted the unique perspectives and capabilities that women can bring to governance.

Promoting Equality and Progress

Obasanjo’s call for a female President reflects his belief in the importance of gender equality in shaping a stronger and more developed Nigeria.

By challenging traditional gender roles and advocating for equal representation in leadership, he aims to create a more inclusive and progressive society.


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