Obasanjo the “woman wrapper”

Obasanjo ties wrapperAfter soldering, politics and farming, the next thing most people know former President Olusegun Obasanjo for is his love for women.

He further demonstrated his admiration for the fairer sex on Wednesday when he declared that women are more reliable than their men counterparts in politics.

He said this when the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) paid him a courtesy visit at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta and bestowed on him an award titled Father of Nation

“In politics, women are more reliable than men. When a woman says she’s with you, you can really say that she is with you. But if a man tells you he is with you and you catch him in another meeting, he will tell you it is politics. It should not be so,” he stated.

The Ota farmer paid tribute to his former spokesperson, the late Mrs Remi Oyo, whom he said was one of the best journalists that ever served him was a woman.

In her speech, National President of NAWOJ, Ifeyinwa Omowole, said the association thought was honoured to recognise Obasanjo’s commitment to Nigeria’s unity.

She said NAWOJ is planning to have a unity conference in 2015 and would have the former Head of State as the Chief Host.

Ever the showman, Obasanjo showed his softer side by posing for a group photograph with NAWOJ executives wearing wrapper.