Forbes most powerful women 2013 list is wrong says office of the Nigerian First Lady

01 Jul 2013

Forbes most powerful women 2013 list is wrong says office of the Nigerian First Lady


Abuja – The office of the First Lady of Nigeria Dame (Dr) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted the 2013 Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women.

In a communiqué issued, it was noted that the annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact conspicuously omitted the name of Nigeria’s number one female citizen.

This snobbery, error, or typographical mistake, casts doubt on the validity of the entire list.

According to the communiqué, Forbes, for instance, names an ordinary singer in the person of Beyonce on their list; a musician without any form of political power or position, while a figure of extreme magnitude as the first lady of 150,000,000 plus Nigerians is left out.

In terms of sheer wealth, the communiqué also noted, with the exception of the USA talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, the list fails again to take into account the worth of Nigeria, and by extension, the first family - of which the first lady is no less than one of the top pair.

For the sake of continued diplomatic relations with America, the office of the first lady has concluded plans to send a high powered women delegation to the offices of Forbes magazine in America with the mandate of correcting the error; if not in this list, in subsequent such lists to come.

- Jowo Mabinu

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Dinho On 13/08/2013 06:37:44
this is bulshit , this forbes never looks at Africa with dignity.....we need to claim our positions by force. we are the once that give money to Europe and America with our oil, Gold, Diamond and other natural resource but yet we not in the list.
innocent On 08/07/2013 05:25:55
please wazobia i need work
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