Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan said Friday that President Jonathan has met the “35 per cent Affirmative Action for the appointment of women” into political positions in the country.
Mrs. jonathan who stated this in her address at a reception organised to honour her by women in Umuahia, Abia state, said in spite of the challenges faced by the Jonathan-led administration, “The President has done a lot to tackle the developmental needs of the nation.”
She urged women in the country to take advantage of their “numerical strength” to support the President’s re-election, as more Nigerian women had been appointed to political offices by Jonathan’s administration than other administrations in the past.
The First Lady also noted that President Jonathan had contributed tremendously to alleviate poverty among women.
“We women are suffering but God will see us through.” she said.
“Nigerian women should no longer go back to the kitchen. It is not our portion to go back to the kitchen. We have women that are capable. We can contribute our quota to the development of Nigeria.”
Mrs. Jonathan who was conferred with the title of “Ngalari Ohuhu” – a golden daughter – thanked the women of the community for the honour.