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I belong in the kitchen and the other room says Justice Eberechi Wike, wife of Rivers State Gov

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Buhari vs Buhari: I beg your pardon, which other room?
Buhari vs Buhari: I beg your pardon, which other room?

We have not heard the last of which woman belongs in the kitchen and which other room – a narrative set ablaze by President Muhammadu Buhari to tell the world he is still the boss of his beautiful wife, Aisha.

On Sunday October 23, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, wife of the Rivers State Governor seemingly supported Buhari by saying that she belongs to the kitchen, the living room and every room created by God.

She was speaking at the 10th Biennial Diocesan Women’s Guild Conference and Thanksgiving Service of the Anglican Diocese of the Niger Delta North in Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Diobu, Port Harcourt.

In her words, “As women, our contributions to societal development cannot be underestimated. I belong to the kitchen, I belong to the living room and I belong to every room created by God. So also other women.”

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Nyesom-Wike family
Nyesom-Wike family

She had a fresh perspective on ‘the other room’ a woman belongs to. Some assume that by “the other room” Buhari simply relegated his wife of over 30 years, and indeed all women, to the bedroom for pleasure. But here is Mrs Wike’s take on the other room.

“We are created by God to do more. In my own case as a judicial officer, I also belong to the court room. Other women belong to different rooms, depending on their professional calling.

“Women are very important to the development of any community. They form a larger percentage of the workforce that keeps the society going” she explained.

Although there is a crackdown on judges right now and her husband Nyesom Wike was fingered for trying to obstruct justice and prevent the EFCC-arrest of a judge in his state, Mrs Wike’s wits are obviously still in place.

However it is doubtful if her comment was actually supportive of Buhari’s controversial statement or pure sarcasm.

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Court room is my other room
Court room is my other room

Whichever it was, Eberechi Wike has somehow lifted the status of women – at least the working woman – beyond the rooms in her husband’s house, especially the kitchen and the bedroom.

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