In what appears to be the most high-profile direct reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s insult of his wife, Aisha, Senator Binta Garba announced that she is ‘proud to be in the kitchen and, even, the other room’.
Senator Garba made this declaration on the floor of the Nigerian Senate as she spoke on the return of the 21 Chibok girls who were freed by Boko Haram a fortnight ago.
The video was recorded on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and shared on Facebook by the Nigerian Senate’s official page.
Nigeria’s president reacting to his wife’s insurgent BBC interview declared that she belongs in the ‘kitchen, his living room, and the other room’.
It is a presidential gaffe to his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, first tried to dismiss as a ‘banter’ until Buhari emerged the next day and made it clear that he was serious about Aisha Buhari belonging in the kitchen.