Olusegun Obasanjo at the 14th annual lecture of the Women in Management, Business, and Public Service, held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on Thursday, March 22, 2018, stated that his daughter Iyabo Obasanjo is a no-nonsense kind of person.
Obasanjo made this known while advising women to play more roles in politics.
In his words;
“It is out of the selfishness of our men; they will look for anything to keep women under and look at the sort of things that we do.
“I had two girls before I had a boy. I had thought that I would never have a boy before I had a boy. But it doesn’t matter who you are in our own family…. My first child, my daughter (Iyabo) will not take nonsense from you.
And you try it; you would be put in your place. It doesn’t matter; you may be 10 times her height, she will bring you down. (It is) because I give them the encouragement and you heard, eight of my children have PhDs. I have slightly more boys than girls but I have more girls with PhD than boys.”