A professor of Exercise Physiology and the immediate past Head of Department, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Grace Otinwa, has revealed that her status has stopped her from seeing her civil engineer husband as the head.
Speaking with Punchng, Mrs Otinwa said:
“My husband and I have come a long way in our relationship, and I can tell you that he is a wonderful husband. Till date, I am still amazed at the way my husband professes his love for me. . .
We still love ourselves like teenagers. We go out very often for dinner and lunch dates with or without our children. One thing I have discovered from the Bible is that as women, we need to submit to our husbands. . .
When we started, it was not easy but I realised that he really loves me and that made our marriage easy. I do not find it difficult to go on my two knees to greet my husband even though I am a professor. ..
It has nothing to do with being a professor but about my character as a person. He is really supportive, he is not jealous of my progress; rather he encourages me to do more so that I can reach higher height in my career. . .
He also picks interest in domestic chores, so when I am busy, he is there to assist me. Since my profession involves travelling for some time, he understands that it is part of my job. . .
Some of my friends call him HOP which means head or husband of professor, so they also call him professor. I give my husband the respect that he deserves. He believes in me and trusts with everything, including our finances. . .
He reciprocates the respect I give him with deep understanding and career support. My husband is my head and I don’t deny it, I have been totally submissive to him. He has been a pillar of support when it was rough and when it was good.”