Aisha Buhari: Stop calling me wife of the President, I’m now First Lady

By Agency Report

Aisha Buhari has announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The presidency has referred to Mrs Buhari’s office as ‘office of the wife of the president.’
Mrs Buhari, however, said that her new title would take effect immediately.
She explained that this would also resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors.
She disclosed her new official title at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of governors of the 36 states.
The event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Her words: “When my husband was elected newly I personally chose to be called the wife of the President.
“But, I realised that it causes confusion from the state as to whether the wives of state governors are to be addressed as the first ladies or wives of the governors.
“So, forgive me for confusing you from the beginning, but now I chose to be called the first lady.”
Mrs Buhari’s announcement could be a departure from her husband’s promise while contesting in 2014 that he would not have an office of the first lady.
Mr Buhari said so in an interview with Weekly Trust in December 2014. Then-candidate Buhari said such office was not provided for in the constitution and the Ministry for Women Affairs should be allowed to play its role unhindered.

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