Barack Obama, as the former president of the most powerful country in the world, would know what it takes to make a great leader. However, the former POTUS recently made a surprising comment saying that leading a country is a post better suited for women, not men.

Obama made this statement last week during a private leadership conference in Singapore, Daily Mail reported. The former U.S. president added that most of the world’s current problems are caused by old, male leaders who refused to give up their power.

“Now women, I just want you to know, you are not perfect,” Obama said during the event. “But what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us [men].”

He also believes that if women were to run the world, the positive effects would be almost immediate. In less than two years, significant improvements would be made in most of the problematic issues the global community is currently facing.

President Barack Obama U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

“I'm absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes,” Obama added.

While he knows what it feels like being at the top of the chain as the U.S. president from 2009 to 2017, he clarified that he has no plans of returning to politics anytime soon and would prefer other leaders willingly step down from positions of power as well when the right time comes.

“If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way,” for former president added.

To those who are still active in the political arena, Obama hopes that they will remember that they’re only in power to do a job and it’s a temporary one at that. “It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self-importance or your own power,” he stated.