Nigerian woman laments over what she experienced for refusing to adopt husband's surname

Nigerian woman laments over what she experienced for refusing to adopt husband's surname

- A woman identified as Aisha Salaudeen said she was harshly judged by immigration staff because she refused to adopt her husband's surname

- According to Aisha, she was at the immigration office to renew her passport but the staff couldn't stop talking about the decision she made

- The lady said she decided to keep the name because she has had it all her life, adding that all her achievements are contained in it

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A Nigerian woman identified as Aisha Salaudeen has taken to social media to express displeasure over what she experienced at the immigration office because of her refusal to adopt her husband's surname.

She said she was judged harshly by immigration staff who couldn't stop talking about her decision to keep her surname.

Nigerian woman laments over what she experienced for refusing to adopt husband's surname
Aisha Salaudeen says it should be simple for women to hold on to their surnames after marriage. Photo credit: @AishaSalaudeen
Source: Twitter

Aisha tweeted:

"I was judged harshly by immigration staff when I went to renew my international passport for keeping my name. Refusing to bear my husband's name was so bizarre to them that they refused to shut up about it."

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"And I don't get it. Change of name is so random to me. This is the name I have had my entire life, all my achievements, failures and experiences are contained in this name. I want to keep it, why is that such a problem?"

Aisha said one of the women expressed shock that she hasn't changed her state of origin to that of her husband.

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Nigerians flooded the comment section of the post to share their reactions.

Tweep with the handle @vakabinto wrote:

"Even kim Kardashian has "WEST" to her name but one Nana Aisha from ijebu is rebelling a custom that has stood over time all in the name of being badly WOKE."

@lamiphillips commented:

"My dear.. as long as you and your husband are happy call yourself Mary Poppins if you like.. everyone else here ain’t married to you or in charge of your destiny."

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In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Aisha Aliyu has caused a massive stir on Twitter after she tweeted about relationships and what wives must do.

The lady said women must always submit to their husbands, even when they are independent in every way.

In sharing the piece of 'advice', the lady attached two pictures that show her in a full hijab. Many who commented on her post were polarised in their arguments.

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