The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Thursday announced that she should henceforth be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She said this would take effect immediately in order to also resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors.
Mrs. Buhari disclosed her new official title at the presentation of awards to wives of former and current Governors of the 36 states.
The event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“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 choose to be called the first lady,” she said.
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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 is not provided for in the constitution and the Ministry for Women Affairs should be allowed to play its role unhindered.
Aisha Buhari then also pledged to be addressed as the wife of the president.
Nigerians Reply Aisha Buhari For Dropping Wife Of President Title
Following the declaration by Aisha Buhari that she has dropped the wife of the president title and wishes to be addressed as the ”first lady” from not on, Nigerians have reacted.
Nigerians while reacting have fired heavy shots at her with some saying she is done with the deception game.
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Issues important to Aisha Buhari: U keep calling me “wife of d president” instead of “first lady”
First Lady Aisha Buhari…
Sebi your husband failed during his first tenure because you were called Wife of the President?
We are expecting more reversal of all the deceptive promises they made to clinch power in 2015.