Monday, January 12, 2009
DIVORCED AND PROUD NIGERIANS!
As the beehive of Nigerian women who are divorced from their husbands continuously increase, they have found a clever way of ridiculously putting a smiley face on their status. Through the ingenuity of Hajia Atine Abdullahi, pictured here right, a National Association of Divorcees was born to cater for the divorcees, widows and orphans of Nigeria. Icheoku notes however that the association appears to have an axe to grind with men as they exclude divorced men, widowers and apparently male orphans from their beneficiaries? It seems that the NAD is unapologetically, purely a feminists right-wing group; and Icheoku adds, little wonder no man could tolerate them as wives? Now they are ganging up against men and possibly will entice other remaining happily married women to also kick their husbands to the gutter and join them - "the fully and truly liberated women of Nigeria"? They are organising a rally in Kano-Nigeria this month, to protest what they termed the growing number of divorce in Nigeria's Kano city and particularly against what they claimed is the “insufficient husbands in Kano State.” Icheoku asks, if there is a dearth of husbands, why then divorce the one you have even if he is a talakawa or an almajiri? What should be important for the likes of this fire-breed, fiery eyed Atine Abudullahi is that any human-being with a man-hood is good enough, period! But to forever be hopping around in search of a Brad Pitt with all the money in the world and who is also heavenly well endowed is no brainier as it is the root-cause of their predicament! Any three-legged individual should ordinarily suffice, as they say in the land of the blind, one eyed person is usually the king, so stay and love the one you have. According to available information, the association is expecting one million divorced women at the event in Kano and Icheoku says, you then begin to wonder how many women are still married? As if to add impetus to Icheoku's assessment, a recently released data from Kano State government shows that over 80% of marriages in the state were unstable. Hajiya Attine Abdullahi, who is the executive director of the association, said the rally is to highlight the incidences of divorce as a growing social problem bedeviling their Kano State. Icheoku says, may be this Hajiya can start by converting to a more marriage-respecting religion since her Sharia practising Kano state encourages Muslim men to treat their women as chattels that can be easily disposed and at will.