In a sarcastic response to the first lady's interview where she said she might not support him for a second term in office, President Buhari in Germany said the first lady belongs to his kitchen. “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 comments drew mixed reaction from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who briefly stared at the president.
Germany is a country with strong respect for women, a new law requires about 100 companies to appoint women on 30 percent of their supervisory board seats. In addition, 3,500 companies are required to submit plans to increase the female share in top positions, according to Per Second News findings
In the interview, Mrs Buhari suggested that the Buhari administration had been hijacked, saying a "few people" were behind presidential appointments. "The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years." "If it continues like this, I'm not going to be part of any [re-election] movement," she said
She also revealed that people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were now appointed to top posts because of the influence a "few people" wield.
"Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position." Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she refused, saying: "You will know them if you watch television."