President Buhari travels thousands of miles to meet with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The purpose of the visit according to Nigeria newspapers was amongst other things, to seek for help in dealing with millions of IDPs in the northeast of the country.
Needless to say, President Buhari is aware quite alright that Ms. Angela Merkel is a woman, I bet if the lady asks him to do 20 toadjump before she listens to him, he would oblige with no slight hesitation so long as he knew help its way. When we seek for other people to clean our mess, we don’t always care what is between their legs.
Just to get this straight. President Buhari is spending 3 days or so in Germany asking a woman to help with Nigeria problems that was largely created by Nigeria men – I hope President Buhari is laughing at his own joke now.
I am sure very soon President Buhari will have the chance to meet with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May and if all goes well for Mrs Clinton of USA in November, President Buhari will have a chance to literally lick sanders of three powerful women in the western world.
I can’t wait for that to happen.
President Buhari’s comment about his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari belonging to the Kitchen and ‘the other room’ was upsetting to put it mildly. This is not because President Buhari said these words, (not that hard to see his overview of women). It would have been inappropriate in any public settings so long he is the president. That he made this comment about his wife while sitting beside another female world leader is complete nonsense.
I hope his five young girls realise whatever their father says about women is the exact way he views them – only good in kitchen to guide the cooks, living room decor and perfect dolls for the other room.
What is different between Nigeria and other countries where women have risen to the top in different fields is the fact that all children regardless of their gender are given equal opportunity to learn and find their paths in life.
If Nigeria leaders didn’t waste half of their time coming up with another reason women should be pushed back, Nigeria no doubt will not be in this mess today.
Background of this story was Mrs Buhari’s interview with the BBC on the state of things in Nigeria. Mrs Buhari expressed her views and disappointment on the people around the president and the fact that she is unlikely to campaign with her husband in 2019 if things didn’t improve.
So instead of the president to comment on what his wife said or just refused to comment (which he could do leaving people to make assumptions), he chose to not comment on the issues raised and rather comment on his perceived gender roles.
Not that I really care for the President decisions lately, but this is shameful.