The presidency has reacted to a comment by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday that his wife belongs to his kitchen.
Buhari, who is on a three-day visit to Germany, made the controversial comment while answering questions from the media alongside his host, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, spoke on the development on his Twitter handle.
The aide described the responses of his principal as a joke.
“My friends, can’t a leader get a sense of humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made.
“The President respects the place of women in our society and believes in the abilities of women.
“He was obviously throwing a banter.