The president’s wife wore a Cartier Baignoire Folle watch during her husband’s inauguration. The watch is said to retail at £34,500.
With the elevation of her husband to the highest office in the land, Aisha is about to “hammer”. And if any average Nigerian walked into a watch shop and approached a £34,500 watch, the shop assistant is likely to say: “You can’t touch this”, because it is beyond our price range.
It should also be beyond Buhahari’s price range if his incorruptible posturing is to be believed. Where did he find the money for such a watch? His general’s pension, selling some of the 150 cows he keeps in his farm?
You can tell that with a £34,500 watch it is not time for “change”.