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Saturday, 22 October 2016

In reaction to the widespread criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari for suggesting that his wife "belongs to the kitchen," Finance minister Kemi Adeosun has spoken out, stating that the Nigerian leader is no hater of the female folk.

Speaking on Friday, the former Ogun State commissioner for Finance stated:
"I think the fact that he has appointed women into very senior positions says his view about women.

"I work with him very closely and I don’t see any misogynistic tendencies in him; in fact if for anything, I think he is very much in favour of women."

On plans by Federal Government to ease the effects of recession, Mrs. Adeosun added:
"We have released about N720 billion in about four months and that is the highest ever and we are still going to do more in investing in infrastructure because that is what has held Nigeria back.

"For a number of years and almost for a whole generation we were moving in the wrong direction depending on oil, we didn’t invest in infrastructure.

"And everyone has known about the power challenges in Nigeria, the road challenges, the health challenges and the only thing that was just keeping us up was the high oil price and the high oil price has been stripped away and we have been laid bare, so it is going to take a bit of time to recover."
 
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