Patience Jonathan Said Women Would Return to the Kitchen Under Buhari…Was She Right?
Recall that while President Muhammadu Buhari was responding to a question about the interview granted by his wife, Aisha Buhari, to BBC Hausa, during which she said she would not campaign for him in 2019 if things did not change in his government, the president said that his wife belongs to his kitchen, his room and his inner room.
An analysis on the president’s comments has been made which coincides with former first lady, Patience Jonathan’s assertion few months ago during a political campaign.
At the start of the 2015 presidential election campaign, Aisha Buhari was absent on the political scene until her husband introduced her at a rally in Ogun state.
After their victory, she described her husband as a “gender-sensitive man with many daughters”, saying she was absent at the campaigns because she had to focus on the home.
In the same vein, she accepted that she would perform her duties traditionally as the wife of the president if her husband scrapped the office of the first lady and also expressed trust in her husband’s ability to make Nigeria great again.
During a visit to Kubwa general hospital in 2015, Aisha Buhari pleaded with Nigerian men not to abandon their wives in times of
FEMALE APPOINTMENTS IN HIS CABINET Not taking the women in the Nigerian senate and house of representatives into consideration, President Muhammadu Buhari has made a total of 11 female appointments in his government. This is far less than the 35 percent stipulation of the 2006 national gender policy.