Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), has shared his change of perspective regarding job assignments for women, recounting an experience with a female minister of petroleum.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Goodwill Medical Centre in Enugu, Danjuma revealed that the female minister, who he didn’t name, set a record in corruption that remains unmatched.
He expressed his initial belief that women were adept at getting things done promptly and efficiently until encountering the female minister in question.
In his words; “I used to say that if you want anything properly done and delivered on time without any excuses, give the job to a woman until we had a female minister of petroleum. That woman excelled in corruption. She set a record that is yet to be beaten by anybody”
Danjuma later acknowledged meeting Professor Uche Amazigo Uche, highlighting their positive interactions and his appreciation for her contributions.
“So, I was in the process of reviewing my statement when I met one lady, Prof. Uche Amazigo Uche and I have come a very long way. My first encounter with Uche was around mid-October 2010 when she, accompanied by Mrs. Franca Ilamiji, another Igbo woman”, he added.