The Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaeachi, has stated that women are far more intelligent than men.
Amaechi stated this while speaking at the second edition of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) in Abuja, on Saturday.
The minister, via a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, noted that women are capable of holding positions of authority in the society other than the mere 35 percent affirmative action policy.
According to him, “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, the 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”.
“When I am invited to a function and women are gathered dancing, I just wonder why women should be dancing at a function; women should be taking more seriously than dancing at a function. “When you get to the table, assert your authority as somebody brilliant, who is intelligent to get what others are getting.
“Don’t tell me you are on the table and should be given a position because you are a woman; don’t ask that any seat should be set aside for you, ask for your right; it is your right. Women in politics stay for meetings till 2 am. So, if your husband allows you to join politics, he should be ready to support you”, he stated.