The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has tasked women to take over leadership from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in 2023.
Mohammed, who is leading a delegation of UN senior officials on a visit to Nigeria, stated this on Tuesday while speaking on a television programme in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
On Monday UN top official met with the President at Aso Villa in Abuja on strategies to rebuild after the devastations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked whether she would like a woman to succeed Buhari as Nigerian leader, the UN top official said, “That is my hope and I do not see that there isn’t a woman that cannot do that. I always believe that you should strive for that aspiration and don’t fail for want of trying.
“So, women should stand up. They have 50 per cent of the votes and if they can convince the ‘hes’ for ‘shes’, the men who support women, then absolutely why not? There is no reason why a woman cannot lead Nigeria.”