A former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said women are more reliable in politics than their male counterparts.
He said this on Wednesday when some national executive officers and members of the Nigeria Association of Women journalists visited him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta.
They presented him a Father of the Nation Award during the visit.
He, however, noted women were not often given the opportunity to exhibit their potential because of cultural and religious inhibitions.
Obasanjo said the task of building a nation could not be achieved only by men.
According to him, politics must be played with decency, dignity and honour that women are known for.
He said, “One of the best journalists that ever served me was a woman, and that was the late Mrs Oluremi Oyo.
“In politics,women are more reliable than men. When a woman says she’s with you, you can really take 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.
“When a politician’s words cannot be believed, then you are turning politics into another thing. A politician must be a man or woman of honour, that believes in morality.”
The National President, NAWOJ, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, said the visit was in recognition of Obasanjo’s belief in the unity of Nigeria.