Garba Shehu, the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari has come to his defence after he came in for criticism for saying that his wife "belongs to my kitchen".
He urges people to see it as a joke, and says he has promoted many women:
"My friends, can't a leader get a sense humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made. He was obviously throwing a banter.
"Mr. President respects the place of women in our society. He believes in the abilities of women." He said.