Buhari’s Aisha belongs in kitchen remarks was only a joke – Presidency

Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari
The Presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari was only joking about his remarks that his wife, Aisha, belongs to the kitchen and other room.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the explanation in a message posted on his Twitter handle.
While saying that Buhari laughed before making the statement, Shehu said politics should sometimes be spiced up with humour.
The presidential aide wrote, “My friends, can’t a leader get a sense humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made. He was obviously throwing a banter.
“Politics sometimes should be spiced with humour. Those of us close to him know there is never a dull moment with him.
“Mr. President respects the place of women in our society. He believes in the abilities of women.
“One of Nigeria’s most sensitive offices today is headed by a woman, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance. This is an evidence of the confidence he reposes in women.”