Wema Bank stirs controversy over International Women’s Day message

March 8, 2020
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Wema Bank has ruffled some male chauvinists feathers after it posted a tweet celebrating International Women’s Day.

Some women too are up in arms, accusing the bank of blaming them for raising ‘patriarchal men’.

In the tweet, the bank said: Today we celebrate the mothers who aren’t raising patriarchal sons, the women bosses supporting female subordinates and the ladies whose voices we can no longer ignore”.

No sooner the message dropped than missiles began to fly in the bank’s direction, some arising from ill-digestion of the message. There were even calls for the boycott of the bank as the bank trended on Nigerian Twitter.

Read some of the reactions:

Other Nigerian banks also tweeted on the special day.

Fidelity Bank tweeted its belief in equality between men and women.

Access Bank said Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all women out there. You are unique and you are more than a woman.

But WEMA earned the trophy for controversy.

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