Senators, yesterday, joked over President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that his wife belongs to his kitchen, living room and the other room.
During yesterday’s sitting which lasted for less than two hours, the president’s statement became a joking subject three times.
It would be recalled that Buhari, during a visit to Germany, last week, had while reacting to his wife’s comment that his administration was hijacked by a cabal, said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
The deputy whip of the Senate, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South), while contributing to the debate on the release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, said that though she is a woman, she did not belong to the kitchen.
Apparently responding to her, the chairman, Senate committee on women affairs, Senator Binta Masi Garba (APC, Adamawa North), said: “I’m proud to belong to the kitchen.”
Again, while contributing to the debate on confirmation of the Supreme Court justices, Senator Joshua Lidani (PDP, Gombe South), said that the responsibility of women was not limited to kitchen and “the other room.”