President Buhari shy around women.
Personally i think today was the worst day to release something as trivial as this.Many Nigerians have lost their lives in yet another Boko Haram bomb blast and we have something as ridiculous as trying to prove our president is not shy around women! Are these people for real? I would really like to think this was an unfortunate coincidence and was not released after those poor people lost their lives.
So now that we have got that out of the way,lets see what was actually said in defence of
President Buhari not being able to look women ion the eye... There were reports that a source in the presidency identified as Gideon Samani said that President Buhari is usually shy around women
Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina released a statement saying it's not true. Read statement below...
The claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is shy around women, purportedly made by one Gideon Samani yesterday and published by a national newspaper today is totally fallacious. The subsequent attribution of the supposedly "low number" of female ministerial nominees to President Buhari's alleged shyness around women is therefore baseless and a figment of the imagination of the said Mr. Samani, who was falsely described as the "Senior Special Assistant (Political Matters) to the President.
The assertion by the alleged Presidential Aide that President Buhari is "very shy dealing with the opposite sex" because "he has been interacting mostly with men," was received by the President with shock and consternation. For one thing, there is no Senior Special Assistant, Political Matters, in the office of the President for now and Mr. Samani who was said to have spoken as the Representative of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation at a public function yesterday, is not an aide of the President.
Mr Samani is certainly not an official spokesman of the President. Therefore, he could not have spoken on behalf of President Buhari, who is the President of all Nigerians, men and women alike. President Buhari has a wife, many daughters and female relatives whom he loves dearly. He also had a mother that he adored. How then could he be shy in the company of women, to the point of allegedly not appointing them into public offices, on account of not being comfortable in their company? Nigerian women can be assured that the President holds them in the highest esteem and will always give them due consideration in the discharge of his official responsibilities. The statements attributed to Mr Samani are untrue and unauthorized. They should therefore be disregarded.
Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) October 23, 2015.