DUREX, a condom manufacturing company recently conducted a survey in which 29,000 people in 36 countries were interviewed. In the end, Nigerian women were ranked the most unfaithful in the world.
According to the survey, Thai men are the most unfaithful in the world with 54 percent South Korea polled 34 percent ahead of Malaysia which ranked third with 33 percent.
Nigerian women were said to have topped the list of unfaithful women while thai women were adjudged to be the next in the ranking.
The report of the purported survey is seen by many as an insult to Nigerian women, to say the least. It is condemnable and totally unacceptable. Experts have even reasoned that the sample used by the company for the suvery was neither representative nor objective.
In a country with over 70 million women, how could a company have selected a handful as its sample size and arrived at such a conclusion? Besides, what calibre of women were used for the survey? Is it not possible for Durex to have administered its questionnaire on women of easy virtues. This poser is among the many questions agitating the minds of not a few Nigerians?
Surveys in the past have portrayed Nigerian women as some of the most hardworking and highly spiritual women globally, who religiously follow their christian and muslim beliefs no matter the odds. Again, ours is a society that prides itself of cultures that frown at adultery, sexual promiscuity and infidelity.
It is, therefore, preposterous for anyone or organization to associate Nigerian women with such high level of infidelity. It bears nothing other than the fact that the research methodology employed by the company is scientifically unreliable.
We urge Nigerians to discountenance the report, especially as the intention of the researchers is simply a matter of conjecture. Some desperation on the part of the condom manufacturing company has been suspected. Is it just trying to justify the research funds they might have received from donors?
The so-called research is nothing but a marketing ploy to attract undeserved attention to its product. The same goal could have been achieved without degenerating to the level of conjecture and underserved global embarrassment.
Whatever informed the research, it is clear that the sponsors do not mean well for Nigeria. The outcome of the research, if not retracted could stigmatize our nations womenfolk and the country.
Durex, without any further delay, should, therefore, tender an unreserved apology to Nigeria and its people for its extremely embarrassing, highly deplorable and cententious survey.
Nothing short of an apology would pacify Nigerians, particularly our diligent and patriotic women whose collective ego has been injured and integrity stained by the vicious and pervasive outcome of Durex’ ‘unscientific’ survey.