My Experience Searching For House Before Marriage – Osinbajo
The Vice-President of Nigeria has taken a trip down memory lane as he revealed how it was a bit stressful getting an apartment at the…
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
The Vice-President of Nigeria has taken a trip down memory lane as he revealed how it was a bit stressful getting an apartment at the point when he was to get married.
Sharing his experience, the VP stated via his verified Twitter account with his then-landlord, “In 1989, I was about to get married and I was searching for a good house to rent. I met my landlord who happened to be an elderly lawyer who obviously did more real estate than legal practice.
“He let me know that there were three categories of people he would not rent property in his care to – Igbos, Ijebus and lawyers. I was disqualified on two accounts. He then said to me, pointing behind him at a few shrivelled-up books on a small bookshelf, that he had the arsenal to destroy any tenant in court if I gave him any trouble. He later, to his embarrassment, discovered that I was a Law teacher and adviser to the then Attorney General of the Federation and of course, that I am also Ijebu.
“I have shared this story to illustrate a point that I think is hugely important which is that prejudice and bias are natural aspects of human nature. Everyone has prejudices and preferences that are reinforced by stories and narratives.”