2023: My government will be women inclusive – Adebayo


Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has disclosed that if elected, his government will be women inclusive.

Adebayo made this known on Saturday evening, at a three-day conference with presidential candidates of political parties with the theme: “Good Governance for Better Nigeria,” organised by the Nigerian Women 4 Good Governance in Abuja.

According to him, most of Nigeria’s problems would be solved only if families and women are empowered.

He said, “If you want to empower families, you have to empower women. I’m also an employer of labour. I became an employer of labour when I was 22 years old so I have been employing people over time. In the course of time I have employed women and men.

“If you find out from organisations that I’ve been running for many years before I thought I will be in politics, 80-85 percent of my managers are women.

“It is not because they know how to dress elegantly, it’s because they know how to manage and care. The truth of the matter is that the Nigerian society and the Nigerian government don’t look alike.

“In the Nigerian society, the women carry the verdict and the women run the show but in the Nigerian government, the men take everything. This has to change. If we can listen to women, we will know the problem of Nigeria and solve them.”

Adebayo emphasised the need for the Nigerian government to operate like a “housewife,” saying that it will save Nigeria from many troubles.

He said, “A government should be like a housewife. If you want to have a government that will work in Nigeria, you have to fashion the government like a housewife. That government will wake up and think of how people will eat and go to school.

“With the way I approach governance, women have a major role to play because I grew up well taken care off. In fact, my attitude to governance arose from the fact that I grew up in innocence.

“The problems of government did not affect me that much because of the family from which I came from.

“And my aim therefore is to make sure that however long I stay in power or government, whether long or short, I will empower families. Because failure to empower families is the problem of Nigeria.”