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Scholar Criticizes ABSU Graduate for Comment on Nigerian Men’s Attitudes Towards Successful Women

A Nigerian Cambridge scholar, Mkpouto Pius sparks debate on social for criticizibg Nigerian men for yheor attitude towards women’s success in Nigeria.

A Nigerian Cambridge scholar, Mkpouto Pius, sparked a heated online debate by criticizing Nigerian men for their attitudes towards women’s success in marriage.

The controversy began when Pius praised Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, for his supportive role during her recent 70th birthday celebrations.

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Dr. Okonjo-Iweala currently serves as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Pius lauded Dr. Iweala for his non-threatening support of his wife’s illustrious career, contrasting it with what she perceives as a prevailing inferiority complex among Nigerian men.

In her post, Pius challenged men to show tangible support for their wives’ ambitions rather than referencing other successful women’s marriages. She criticized Nigerian men who use examples of other women’s successes without demonstrating similar support for their own wives.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday and Nigerian alpha males took that as an opportunity to advise women as usual. Telling us that you can be married and still achieve your dreams.

Sir, don’t use another woman as an example. Use your wife! Show us what your wife has achieved since she married you.

Let’s be very clear about this, 98% of Nigerian men cannot be like this woman’s husband. Yes, I pulled the stats out of my armpit. Bite me.

How many of you can marry a woman who is far more well-known than you, and you agree to support her quietly from the background?

I have heard a Nigerian man say that he can’t marry a woman who is working because she will not respect him. Imagine if such a man was married to Ngozi. She would have had to either divorce him or never become DG of the World Bank.

Ngozi went to Harvard. I know how difficult it is to go to schools like that. Cambridge almost broke me. You barely have time to do anything other than study. And from what I read, her husband was in her life when she went to Harvard,” Pius wrote.

Ikenna Nwaogwugwu, a graduate of Abia State University (ABSU), responded by arguing that Pius’s comments painted Nigerian women as inadequate and lacking self-esteem.

“But do you have Okonjo-Iweala’s brain?” Nwaogwugwu asked. “Can you achieve 0.1% of what she has achieved? The man in question is a neurosurgeon. He is assured in himself. He doesn’t need to overshadow; he literally pulls people from the brink of death.

What does he need to show himself for? He is what he is and she is what she is. She can’t do his job, but I bet you he can do hers if granted the opportunity.

Yet she still respects him and respects herself. Least of all, she is not on Facebook talking nonsense. Why do you always need to compare yourselves to men? Are you inadequate? Do you lack healthy self-esteem?”

Pius swiftly responded to Nwaogwugwu’s criticism, targeting his alma mater and suggesting that his lack of comprehension reflected poorly on his intelligence quotient (IQ).

“So Mr. Ikenna who went to ABSU is telling me that I don’t have Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brain. Let me do a small analysis.

Abia State University (ABSU) is where people go when they cannot get into a Federal University. ABSU is one of the lowest-ranked universities in Nigeria.

I didn’t create those rankings, I’m just telling you what I have seen in the ranking index. It is very easy to get into ABSU. No high IQ required, as long as you can pay fees, you’re in. It’s mostly for Federal University rejects.

This man tells me, someone who attended the University of Cambridge on a full scholarship from the Bill Gates Foundation, that I don’t have a high IQ. Cambridge will not admit you if you didn’t make a First Class, and a very high one at that,” Pius said.

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