“For the first time in Nigeria, women are recognised, respected, heard and given opportunities to be partners in the developmental efforts of our dear nation.
“It is now left for us, women, to reciprocate this gesture by supporting and standing by him as he transforms Nigeria,” she said.
Mrs Jonathan, who spoke during the distribution of empowerment items to women in Kwara State, organised by Women for Change and Development Initiative (W4CDI) in the state capital, Ilorin said Jonathan is the answer to the future prosperity of Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the party through which this prosperity will be brought about.
The president’s wife dismissed opinions that women lacked qualities required for political leadership. According to her, the roles of women have gone beyond the kitchen.
“Our place is no longer in the kitchen. We should therefore reject anyone who says we should go back to the kitchen. Women kitchen is not our portion. We reject it. We are not of kitchen. That does not mean that we will not cook for the men. We will cook for you.
“We also know that most Nigerian women are honest, hard-working, intelligent, caring and understanding that if we, as women, can channel this attribute to the right direction, the society will be a better for it.
“We now have women who are making waves in their various positions of authority,” Mrs Jonathan said.