CBN Deputy Governor Aishah Ahmad faces wardrobe criticism.
As the news trends, it reminds us that with knowledge comes experience and with success comes outrage. Yes, you read it right. With mounting issues related to poverty and illiteracy, Nigerians are instead busy bashing a banker over her wardrobe preferences. Aishah Ahmad has recently been appointed as the new CBN Deputy Governor by President Muhammadu Buhari. This decision met resentment and outrage by critics pointing at her Muslim-lessness. Her social media accounts have been scrutinized for pictures that reveal her uncovered hair.
To make things clear, Aishah Ahmad belongs to Northern Nigeria where poverty and lack of education especially for females is widely prevalent.
Having an educated women rise from such a society is a sight unacceptable for males. As a result, a greater part of the critics tried playing the religion card that was however, counteracted by intellectuals like Gimba Kakanda, a Nigerian writer. The writer boldly says that dressing holds no significance in front of important issues that the state currently faces. If the level of energy used against the CBN Deputy Governor Aishah Ahmad is directed towards the challenges faced by Nigeria, the country would beat the menace of poverty, corruption and illiteracy.
The world therefore, is an open stage for drama; stories change and characters grow, but human thinking keeps on shrinking with pessimism and biases. And for this reason, we continue with our struggle against the evils of the society. To see a change, we must practice change because enlightenment is more than education.