Following on from my campaign for female ascendancy I had a discussion with my cousin's husband who pointed out that women have been equally questionable when thrust into public life in Nigeria. The Finance Minister during Obasanjo's first term was dogged by rumours of corruption. Not to talk of very questionable long term fiscal planning. Recently the female House of Reps leader was forced to stand down following some blatant contracting misdemeanours. And the Director of the Stock Exchange has recently been arrested on allegations of fraud. It's not quite known what the merits of the allegations are.
That said, I think none of that presents a credible case against some female leadership. But it does raise the issue of whether anyone can steer straight in such a sordid system as ours. So the key issue is not about whether an one group can do better but that any kind of change will do us some good.
Maybe that is what this should be; a campaign for change.
Guess who's back!!
5 years ago