A former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah has described Otunba Segun Runsewe’s recent comment on Bobrisky as embarrassing.
The crossdresser was said to have sparked an uproar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja over the weekend while trying to use the female toilet.
In reaction to the stir caused by Bobrisky’s action, Runsewe who is the Director-General of National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), warned female travellers of the danger posed by sharing toilets with Bobrisky, saying he constituted a serious threat to women.
Runsewe had said:
“Bobrisky is a serious health hazard for Nigeria and Nigerians. The health hazard Bobrisky has is worse than Ebola Virus Disease”
Reacting to Runsewe’s comment on Bobrisky, Abah wrote on his verified Twitter handle:
This FGN obsession with Bobrisky is now officially embarrassing. Otunba Runsewe should conduct a survey on the issues Nigerians want his office to face, if he doesn’t know them. | FG warns travellers against Bobrisky – Punch Newspapers https://t.co/umzVK9TKQ2
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) October 7, 2019
A Twitter user who said she doesn’t like to agree with the government, however, said
“Bobrisky shouldn’t have used the women’s toilet.”
She tweeted via her verified handle @sugabelly:
“Bobrisky shouldn’t have used the women’s toilet. He’s a man. How he feels about himself cannot supersede the right Nigerian women have to privacy from being viewed by a man or being in the presence of a man in the bathroom or any other private space. Hate to agree with the gov
“The rights of one individual cannot come at the expense of other people especially women who are already extremely vulnerable in Nigeria. The government should stop persecuting Bobrisky but Nigerian women should never cede even an inch of any of their rights to mollycoddle a man.
“Rather than ask women to share their resources and spaces with men like Bobrisky, REAL PROGRESS is asking Nigerian men to stop discriminating against their fellow men for being different or not conforming to the prevailing idea of masculinity. Men will NEVER be women.”
Recall that Runsewe had declared war on Bobrisky over his lifestyle which he said is not in conformity with the Nigerian culture.
He had declared him an embarrassment to the nation and threatened to arrest him. Runsewe was also alleged to have ordered policemen to shut down the venue of the crossdresser’s birthday party in Lagos recently after Bobrisky dared him and said he rolls with his bosses.
Meanwhile, other Twitter users are also reacting to Runsewe’s comment on Bobrisky.
Another Twitter user wrote:
Wait so anything DG Arts and Culture says is from FG?? I beg they should ensure this DG and Bobrisky stop disgracing us like this with such useless news. pic.twitter.com/UcOBx3L1tb
— White Nigerian (@whitenigerian) October 7, 2019
Andrew Alli wrote:
“This is no longer funny. Of all the risks facing travellers and women: robbery, rape, kidnapping, it is the “risk” of Bobrisky using the toilet that they highlight?”