The wife of Ekiti State Governor Ms Bisi Fayemi said it could be difficult for a female president to emerge anytime soon in Nigeria due to the country’s hostile political system.
Ms Fayemi, however, added that the country is mature enough to be ruled by a female president due to the vast female resources at her disposal, reiterating that the operating system could prevent this from happening now.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Ms Fayemi spoke to Ado Ekiti on Friday at an event hosted by the Above Whispers Media Foundation, in conjunction with the Nigerian Writers Association (ANA), reporting the first public reading of his latest book. book titled: “Where’s Your Packaging?” », To mark World Book Day 2021.
Ms Fayemi warned that the female gender should not interpret the phenomenon to mean striving blindly for women, saying that she would only defend and promote women who value dignity, self-respect and walk the path of truth. .
She said: “Nigeria is ripe for a female presidency, but we won’t have one anytime soon because those in power and in leadership positions have a way of keeping women out of power.
“Despite this treatment, we are proud to have women like Okonjo Iweala, who is the Director General of the World Trade Organization, and others who are respectful faces to women.
“So technically we’re ready for this. We have exposed and educated people, but we have to build a system that will allow them to realize their full potential in the political space, ”she said.
Ms Fayemi said that feminism is gradually gaining ground in Nigeria due to the widely held belief that “women should have rights, should not be beaten, should have an education, should be economically empowered and it is important that ‘they are protected.
“We have to face these problems which tend to weaken women. Women have the right to a decent life and that is why the government of Governor Kayode Fayemi shows this political will to support us in defending the female gender against abuse.
“In my own understanding of feminism, I can stand up for women who are beaten up by their husbands, women who have good manners, but I can’t stand up for those who are rude and rude. What I am fighting for is that they realize their full potential.
“I decided to be a feminist and a human rights defender because I was lucky enough to have married someone who is a governor and who has executive powers. We believe that we can use political will and the instrument of democracy to change our perspective on certain things concerning the emancipation of women.
She urged ANA and those who see themselves as writers to encourage and guide young people in writing, saying that creative writing in most cases begins at a young age through the conscious efforts of parents on children. .
“My father advised me how to be confident in myself, even in the midst of men. I call on fathers to always show love to their daughters and encourage them to face tough tasks with an inspiring word that they can do anything.