If given too much opportunity, women will overthrow men, lawmaker warns
A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Gudaji Muhammed Kazaure, has said giving women too much laissez-faire might lead to the eventual overthrow of men.
Kazaure, representing the Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa and Yankwashi Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, made the assertion on Thursday when the world marked the International Women’s Day.
The IWD is marked annually on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations, and to also advocate gender parity in all areas of life.
Honourable Kazaure’s argument elicited laughter from his fellow lawmakers, a handful of who are women.
Indeed, the House of Reps has 15 female members — 10 on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, and five on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The entire House comprises 360 members.
“It is good to give women opportunities, but not too much,” Kazaure argued.
He is of the opinion that women already have it good, but that they should not be given too much opportunity.
“If you give women the opportunity to take over this chamber, they will mess up, Mr. Speaker,” Kazaure warns during a session presided over by the Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.
“When women go zigzag, we (men) are the ones to control them. That is why God says they should come under us. They should marry and serve under us,” Kazaure continued.
The lawmaker confessed that he fears a possible eventual takeover by women, saying that is the reason women should be stopped before it happens.
The sensational video, which was posted on YouTube, showed Hon Kazaure analysing what he considers the roles of women in all areas of life, with particular emphasis that their usefulness should not be allowed to go beyond the support they give men at the home front.
Kazaure said: “Women play a good role in our lives, they take care of our lives, they take care of our children, they cook for us and take care of every single thing for us.
“But one thing I fear, Mr. Speaker, they control us at home… When we give them the opportunity when we give them opportunity Mr. Speaker, they would control us outside and in the home, they would capture everything,
“That is what I fear, honestly, Mr. Speaker…
“Most of them are very intelligent, very very intelligent; because you can see a big man (being) controlled by his wife.
“That is what I observe and experience in this life because the majority of the big people … if you need something, don’t go directly to them.
“If you want to get them… When you want to see a man and you go through the wife, you would easily get what you want.
“So, if you give them (women) more chance, right there they would overthrow us…”
See the video, as posted on YouTube: