I am all for the best person for the job. I also believe that gender inequality in Nigeria is well and alive to our disadvantage.
While there are numerous issues confronting Nigeria today, I see inclusion of women in all important decision-making processes too important to be put aside.
To have all male entourage accompanied President Buhari to the United States, 33 of them without one single woman is absurd.
Can we honestly say we have no women qualified enough to be on this trip? Of course not.
Imagine if the issue of FGM or child bride came up during the trip? I bet they’ll all scratch their heads and beg to take a break and quickly call up Mama/Wife for updates.
It just does not add up.