Commentary-Time for a New Nigerian President
DFID- Energy and Transport Infrastructure Adviser- Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria names its first woman oil minister- Diezani Allison-Madueke


Congratulations to Diezani Allison-Madueke, For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a woman has been appointed Oil Minister, one of the most powerful and important positions for an oil producing Nation.

I think this is a very bold step by our acting President Mr Good luck Jonathan.  According to a major international study by global recruitment and talent management consultancy Hudson, Women could be better suited to lead modern organizations. We do need to get our act together in this Ministry.

Since the blokes have tried this out with varying results  It may be an opportunity to try another approach after all insanity could be defined as doing  the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

I'm sure Mr Jonathan is bringing sanity into that ministry, lets wait for the next  fuel shortage....